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Explosion in Dagenham leads to police hunt for moped pair

PUBLISHED: 17:54 03 July 2017

Police are appealing for witnesses after an explosion in Dagenham Picture: @shanethegooner

Police are appealing for witnesses after an explosion in Dagenham Picture: @shanethegooner

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An explosion that happened outside a house after a moped-riding male approached is being investigated by police.

Two males on a silver moped entered the Dagenham road and an explosion followed their exit Picture: @shanethegoonerTwo males on a silver moped entered the Dagenham road and an explosion followed their exit Picture: @shanethegooner

Police are appealing for witnesses after two males on a silver moped entered Oglethorpe Road at 3.35am on Sunday, July 2.

After entering the road, the moped’s pillion passenger got off and walked toward a house before returning to the bike and riding off.

As the pair rode off, an explosion occurred outside the house the male had approached.

The incident, which is not terror-related, was reporteed at about 7.30am the same day.

There were no injuries as a result of the explosion and there have been no arrests made.

If you have information you can call police on 020 7230 9737 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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