POLICE are searching for the 'mindless cowards' who put a firework through the letterbox of a Wirral house on Bonfire Night.

The incident is reported to have taken place at a property on Brougham Avenue in Tranmere at around 8.50pm, damaging the carpet.

Thankfully, no one was injured, but the occupants of the house were left shaken up by the ordeal.

CCTV footage posted on social media shows the moment the incident took place. The home's occupant commented: "At 9pm tonight these delights decided to put rocket through our door and missed my wife by inches and now destroyed our new flooring and décor. Would love to find out who was behind this. 

'Police have been out but as all recognition is covered possible nothing will happen but all family are very upset and shaken up just no need

Enquiries are now underway to identify the suspect and bring them to justice. Anyone with information or witnessed the incident is asked to contact police.

Community inspector Daniel Greenhalgh said: "This was totally dangerous and reckless, where lives could have been at risk.

"Setting off a firework through a letter box could have very serious consequences for the occupants as well as the suspects.

"It is mindless action of cowards.

"Active enquiries are ongoing with local residents and we are making CCTV enquires to identify the suspect and bring them to justice.

"If you have any information on this incident or know those responsible please contact our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with any information, with reference 23001101195."