ACT Policing is investigating a fireworks explosion which damaged two cars in Gowrie early this morning (January 8).
Around 12.30am, police were called after a white Ford Courier utility in Statton Street, Gowrie had been damaged after fireworks were detonated inside the front wheel arch.
The detonation of the fireworks caused extensive damage to the car, along with collateral damage to a nearby car.
Superintendent Justine Gough said that this incident had the possibility to have a tragic outcome.
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“Incidents like this are extremely dangerous and have the potential to cause serious damage. While someone may have committed this crime as a joke or thought it may be funny, the reality is that someone may have been killed or seriously injured.
“The explosion had enough force to blow the front panel off the car, which in turn landed on another car 10 metres away. That car panel could have easily landed in someone’s house, or even worse, it could of hit a person causing serious injuries or death,” Superintendent Gough said.
Police are urging anyone with information about the explosion or anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity around Statton Street, Gowrie early this morning to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.
[Courtesy ACT Policing]