Petrol bomb thrown onto Daventry school’s playing field

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PARENTS have been left shocked after a petrol bomb was thrown onto a Daventry school’s field, exploding just metres from a group of pupils.

At 12.45pm on Friday a petrol bomb was thrown over a hedge into Danetre School with the bomb landing near a group of pupils having a PE lesson.

It landed near to a group of pupils having a PE lesson - no one was hurt in the explosion.

Describing the attack as “potentially very serious”, police say whoever threw the bomb could not have known if it would hit or injure children.

The petrol left an area of grass two metres wide scorched.

Angela Ison, who has children in Years Nine and 11, said: “I am just shocked that something like this happened.

“You worry about the safety of the children at times like this.”

Following the incident police arrested four men; three 16 year olds and a 17 year old. All have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Police in Daventry are now appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch on 03000 111222 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For more on this story see this week’s Daventry Express on Thursday.