Fire­works used to blow up post box

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

FIRE­WORK van­dals have blown up a post­box in South Ash­ford, de­stroy­ing some of the mail in­side it.

Cllr Bren­dan Naughton was among the first on the scene at the Jem­mett Road junc­tion with Ris­ing Road at about 4.30pm on Satur­day as he cy­cled home.

Fire­works had been dropped into the post­box and the ex­plo­sion blew off the door, set­ting fire to the post in­side.

He said: “Res­i­dents came out with ket­tles of wa­ter to put the fire out but some of the mail was de­stroyed.

“It was a to­tal act of so­cial ir­re­spon­si­bil­ity and the sale of fire­works to youths should be banned.”

Ash­ford po­lice spokesman Rosy Alexan­der said: “Fire­works are not toys and should al­ways be taken se­ri­ously. This could have been very se­ri­ous but luck­ily no­body was in­jured.

“There have been other re­ports of dis­tur­bance with fire­works in the Vic­to­ria Park area and we are fol­low­ing up wit­ness re­ports that young peo­ple in a sil­ver Corsa car could help our in­quiries.”

Pic­ture: Dave Downey pd1502180

The van­dalised post box in Jem­mett Road, South Ash­ford

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