Teenager charged with arson with threat to endanger lives over Sheffield firework attack

Stovin Drive, Darnall. Google Street View
Stovin Drive, Darnall. Google Street View
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A 17-year-old boy has been charged with arson with intent to endanger lives.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested on Saturday 31 October after a firework was put through the window of a property in Stovin Drive, Darnall at about 7pm on Friday 30 October.

No one was injured in the incident.

He appeared at Sheffield Youth Court on Monday 2 November and has since been released on bail.

Superintendent Colin McFarlane, South Yorkshire Police’s lead officer on anti-social behaviour, said: “Any kind of antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated.

“If you commit antisocial behaviour you could be given a fine, a criminal behaviour order or even face a prison sentence.

“I would like to reassure local residents that in the run up to Bonfire Night we will continue to work to effectively and robustly to deal with any antisocial behaviour issues.”

Always call 999 in an emergency or for non-emergencies please call 101. You can also now report an incident online at www.southyorks.police.uk/reportcrime.