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Police investigate “extremely distressing incident” after lit firework put in letterbox

Detectives in Larne are appealing for information and witnesses following a report of arson in the Portland Street area in the early hours of this morning, Saturday November 26th.

Detective Sergeant Lyttle said:

“Police received a report at 6am this morning, that a lit firework had been pushed through the letterbox, resulting in smoke and scorch damage inside the property.

“This was an extremely distressing incident for the home owner who thankfully was unharmed.

"Our investigation is at an early stage and we are appealing to anyone who was in the area or who may have captured dashcam or CCTV footage to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 343 26/11/22.”

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via .You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at


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