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Seven post boxes damaged by fireworks

Police have appealed for information after seven postboxes were damaged in rural areas around Chelmsford.

The metal Royal Mail boxes are believed to have had fireworks exploded inside them on Monday, January 7, 2013.

Postboxes were damaged at Stagden Cross and The Street in High Easter between 2.30pm and 3.15pm, Bakers Mead in Great Waltham at about 3.30pm and Mill Green Road in Mill Green which was discovered after 11pm. Three were also damaged in Ingatestone Road in Highwood just after 7pm.

All the incidents are being linked and investigating officers want to hear from any witnesses or anyone with information about those involved. They also want to speak to the driver of a black and yellow Astra seen in High Easter at the time of the incidents.

Residents in rural areas are also being urged to be vigilant and call police if they see anyone tampering with postboxes or acting suspiciously around them.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact police at Chelmsford on 101.

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