A GANG of masked teenagers caused chaos on Mischief Night after they posted a firework through a letter box.

At around 8.10pm last night (Monday, October 30) It was reported that youths were setting off fireworks on Royden Road, Upton.

Police received a report that a group of children were setting off fireworks on the street and one had been lit and pushed through the letterbox of a home.

The firework caused damage to the inside of the property but no injuries were reported.

Merseyside Police confirmed that their enquiries are ongoing and urged anyone with information about the incident to get in touch.

Community Inspector Sharon Robinson said: “This time of year is always a busy period for all the emergency services, including Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS), because of a small of number of young people who tend to act in an anti-social and irresponsible manner.

“This incident on Royden Road was extremely reckless. Mindless acts such as throwing or attempting to light fireworks in public, and throwing objects at houses, cars and shops can have devastating or even fatal consequences.

“We will have extra high-visibility police officers patrolling neighbourhoods during this time, and if necessary dispersal orders will be put in place to protect people from any harm.”

If you have any information about this incident, you can call 101 or DM @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, quoting log 1288 of 30th October.