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Curfew for firework attack youth
A 17-year-old pushed a lighted firework through a family's letterbox as a prank, a court has heard.
The couple and their young child were woken in the middle of the night at their home in Upper Colwyn Bay, Conwy, by smoke and intruder alarms.
He admitted arson at Llandudno youth court and was ordered to carry out 80 hours unpaid work, observe a 9pm-7am curfew for six months.
He must also pay his £60 costs and his victims £250 in compensation.
The court heard there was thick black smoke in the house's front porch and a carpet, telephone junction box, two umbrellas and plastic foot covers were ablaze following the incident in April last year.
The youth later told police he had been drinking at a party.
Fireworks had been let off on a mountainside before the youth pushed one through the letterbox as a prank.
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