Thug on bike 'launches firework' at police

By Alan Weston

A brazen thug "deliberately" launched a firework in the direction of police in Wirral.

It happened in New Ferry at around 8.30pm yesterday (Tuesday).

An eyewitness said: "There were two policemen at a property over the road from where the firework was deliberately aimed.

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"Another second or so it would have definitely hit our car, and it seemed to be one of those display fireworks."

Merseyside Police confirmed they received a report of anti-social behaviour in the area yesterday.

A spokesperson said: "It was reported that a youth dressed in black on a pedal bike threw a firework at parked cars next to New Ferry Village Hall on Longfellow Drive.

"Patrols attended but the youth had dispersed.

"No injuries were reported.

"High visibility patrols have been stepped up in the area and anyone with any information is asked to contact police."

Anyone with any information on anti-social behaviour in their community can direct message @MerPolCC on Twitter, 'Merseyside Police Contact Centre' on Facebook or call 101. You can also contact @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111.

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