Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary are appealing for anyone with information following an incident involving a firework on New Year’s Day.

At around half past midnight on 1 January 2024 a couple were walking their dog up Hoylake Close when a firework, which had travelled along a patch of grass and across the pavement, exploded in front of them.

One of the victims, a woman in her 20s, reported suffering burns to her legs as a result, however these are not deemed serious.

After the incident, four people were seen to run from the area – described as two men and two women aged in their 20s.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact police on 101, quoting 44240000045. You can also submit information to us online here: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org