Teenager charged with arson after posting fireworks through letterboxes in Bromsgrove

The unnamed suspect is due to appear in Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court today. Credit: Google Maps

A teenager arrested in connection with reports of fireworks posted through letterboxes in Catshill in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire has now been charged.

The 18-year-old has been charged with three counts of arson and one count of possession of a bladed article in a public place.

He was arrested by West Mercia Police officers after the incidents on Tuesday 1 November and Wednesday 2 November.

Inspector Richard Field, from West Mercia Police said: "Offences like these are very rare and I would like to reassure the public that after the first offence we increased patrols in the area.

"Officers who were in area on the 2 November were able to make an early arrest which has led to these charges.

"The offender has been remanded to court and officers are continuing to offer a visible presence in the area."