Copdock: Police appeal after box explodes near man and infant in Old London Road underpass

Police want to trace members of group following arson

Police want to trace members of group following arson - Credit: Archant

Police are appealing for members of a group to come forward to help with their enquiries after a box exploded in an underpass near a man and infant.

The incident, which is being treated as arson, happened inside the underpass in Old London Road, Copdock, at about 9.45pm on Wednesday.

A 29-year old man was pushing a buggy containing an infant when he saw a box containing a canister a distance in front of him. The box exploded, but the man and infant were not injured.

A group of about eight male young people ran from the scene shouting ‘sorry.’ The offenders left in three cars, one of which was thought to be a yellow Fiat Cinquecento.

One of the offenders is described as a white man, of a slim build, approximately 5ft 9ins tall and had dark-coloured cropped hair.

Police are appealing for any witnesses or a member of the group seen in the area at the time to come forward by calling 101, and quoting HD/13/1520 and asking for Sergeant Paul Heighway.