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Disaster narrowly avoided after yob hurls firework over takeaway counter

Disaster narrowly avoided after yob hurls firework over takeaway counter

An explosion at a Somerset takeaway was narrowly avoided when a large firework was thrown over the counter.

The firework almost landed in hot cooking oil at Chung Ying takeaway in Alexandra Road, Frome.

Police say they do not know how the suspect got his hands on the firework, which was a large device licensed for public displays only.

The incident happened on Wednesday, March 4 at 6.25 pm.

Police are hunting a man who was wearing a black hoody and black jeans. Anyone who knows who the man is, or who has seen the distinctive fireworks similar to the one used in the incident, is asked to call PC Martha Spikes on 0845 456 7000.

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