‘Foolish and dangerous’: Police hunt people who set off fireworks next to York petrol station

The Co-op petrol station on the corner of the Great North Way and Ings Lane. Photograph © Google Street View

Fireworks were set off next to a York petrol station, in what police are describing as a ‘dangerous incident’.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident in Nether Poppleton.

It happened at the Co-Op service station, Great North Way, between 8.45pm and 9.15pm on Tuesday (12 November). Fireworks were released at the side of the road close to the petrol station.


North Yorkshire Police are asking for the public to help them establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

In a tweet, they said: “Letting off fireworks near a petrol station is as foolish as it is dangerous.”

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police – details below.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Paul Carey
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email Paul Carey here
Quote reference number 12190208949

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