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Police investigate after explosions rock several Melbourne suburbs

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Two men are facing a string of charges after explosions rocked a handful of suburbs earlier this month.

Despite the arrests, police believe “a number of parties” were involved and are appealing to the public to assist in finding them.

It’s alleged eight devices were detonated on July 4 between 7pm and 9.45pm in suburbs including Northcote, Ivanhoe, Heidelberg Heights, Kew and Kew East.

No injuries were reported to police, but a vehicle was significantly damaged, and a number of rubbish bins and letterboxes were destroyed by the blasts.

A Bellfield man, 30, and a Bundoora man, 27, were arrested and charged last Thursday.

It is also believed a number of images and videos were circulated on social media following the incidents and detective are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen or have copies of the content.

Anyone who witnessed the incidents, or who may have seen social posts regarding the incidents online is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

Both men were charged with eight counts each of cause explosion likely to endanger life, reckless conduct endanger life, and reckless conduct endanger person.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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