FOUR boys have been throwing lit fireworks into shops in Reading.

One of the stores targeted, Chandni Kiosk, had a firework thrown in at about 3.15pm on Tuesday (November 7) causing the store and surrounding buildings to be evacuated.

The fire service attended to check the store and the staff were okay. There were no injuries.

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Thames Valley Police are now investigating the incident.

A spokesperson for the force said: "Four boys have walked along Friar Street throwing small fireworks into shops and establishments.

"Thames Valley Police is conducting a thorough investigation, including obtaining and reviewing CCTV footage."

Anyone with information is urged to contact police quoting reference number 43230501237.