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Man questioned after firework was thrown into Matlock crowd

Posted on 5th January 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a lit firework was thrown into a crowd in Matlock.

Just minutes after revellers celebrated bringing in the New Year on Crown Square in Matlock, the firework was thrown which resulted in a 20-year-old man and woman suffering burns to their back, arms and face. Their hearing was also affected.

We have now interviewed a 24-year-old man in connection with the incident and investigations are ongoing.

We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact PC Gary Ferguson on 101, quoting occurrence number 17000000061.

Alternatively, send him a message online here

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit their webpage

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