Pub evacuated after firework attack

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Police have appealed for information after a Nelson pub had to be evacuated after a firework attack on Wednesday night.

The Lord Nelson Hotel had to be cleared of customers after a group of Asian heritage men fired a rocket into the lounge, filling the room with smoke.

One officer who attended the scene had to be taken to hospital as a precaution after inhaling smoke.

The incident occurred at around 7-35pm and anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.