Vandals warned after attack

VANDALS are being hunted today after warnings they could have injured someone by blowing up a post box in a Suffolk village.A post box on a post outside Grundisburgh village hall, near Woodbridge, was destroyed in the daytime blast.

VANDALS are being hunted today after warnings they could have injured someone by blowing up a post box in a Suffolk village.

A post box on a post outside Grundisburgh village hall, near Woodbridge, was destroyed in the daytime blast.

A Suffolk Police spokeswoman said: ''It was potentially quite a serious incident. The front and one side of the box were blown off in the explosion but there was no sign of any post being in the box at the time.''

It is believed that a lit firework was put inside in the post box by someone who then escaped in a car which had been waiting nearby.


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The damage occurred on Wednesday at about 4.30pm, shortly after the box had been emptied of mail. Several people in the area heard the bang but they did not know what had caused it.

Maureen Hyde, Grundisburgh postmistress, said Charles Foulger, of Post Mill Gardens, reported the damage to the post office after he had seen what happened and they reported the incident.

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''It is extraordinary what happened and it made a mess. The mail is collected at 4.20pm and therefore the box was empty. People will now have to post their mail at the post office,'' said Mrs Hyde.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or saw a car revving in the area of the post office to contact Pc Gooch at Woodbridge on 01473 613500.

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