Shocking moment gang of hooded youth launch fireworks at moving cars in Sheffield
- The video shows the group of youths letting off fireworks on Saturday evening
- They can also be heard shouting at residents of Ecclesall Road, Sheffield
- An individual can be seen aiming the pyrotechnics at moving cars
This is the shocking moment a group of youths can be seen launching fireworks at moving cars on a main Sheffield road on Saturday evening.
The video shows a group of hooded teenagers letting off the pyrotechnics and shouting at residents in the busy city centre street.
The teenagers are using the fireworks as weapons, when one woman can be heard saying ‘They threw it at us!’
At the beginning and the end of the video, one of them can be seen aiming the fireworks at a moving car, from just a few metres away.
A group of hooded teenagers were launching fireworks at moving cars on Ecclesall Road
In the video the teenagers can be heard shouting at residents of Ecclesall Road, Sheffield
The video has been shared on Facebook and Twitter, with residents giving their reaction.
Layla Roberts, who posted on the video on Facebook, said: ‘This is so scary and could have been so, so dangerous!
‘I hope no-one got hurt, because they absolutely could have.
‘Whoever did this should be ashamed of themselves!’
Whilst Will Watson said: ‘Lets call it like it is here – these people are idiots.
‘How could they do this, especially on a main road!’
Over 80 firework-related issues have been reported in Sheffield in the past few days.
A large group of youths have been reported to hurl fireworks at each other on Devonshire Green earlier this week.
Chief Superintendent Sarah Poolman said: ‘We are already seeing an increase of incidents of anti-social behaviour involving children and fireworks.
‘Fireworks are dangerous, they pose a risk to people’s safety and their property, as well as causing distress to many people living nearby.
‘We know Halloween and Bonfire Night will be different this year for everyone, but anti-social use of fireworks is incredibly dangerous and frightening for victims and witnesses.
‘We are taking a zero-tolerance approach to this and I urge parents to support us in relaying this message.’
MailOnline has contacted South Yorkshire Police for a comment.