A PENSIONER from Carrbrook was left badly shaken after a firework was thrown at him as he stood at a bus stop.
The 70-year-old, who did not want to be named, was waiting for a bus on Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge, at 9.30pm on Wednesday, November 6 having been to the gym at Active Tameside.
He said two youths, aged about 14, were hiding behind a tree and threw a big display firework at him.
The man’s wife, who insisted the incident be reported to the police, said he was unable to pursue the youths having had a knee replacement.
She said: “It was not a small firework but like a big display one that gives off a loud bang, smoke and spray after exploding.
“This could have landed in his face or damaged his clothes but fortunately did not. He was shook up and also very angry.”
Police have promised to step up patrols in the area.
Meanwhile, a firework was also put through the letterbox of an address in Mossley on Wednesday, November 6.
Fortunately, the firework was extinguished by the occupants.
Police described this kind of behaviour as “irresponsible and extremely dangerous and will be treated as a serious criminal offence”.
If you have any information about who was responsible for the Mossley incident, contact PC Martin Dench or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.