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Riot Police Attacked With Fireworks On Bonfire Night

Riot Police Attacked With Fireworks On Bonfire Night

Shocking footage has emerged which appears to show riot police being attacked with fireworks on a street in Leeds last night.

Various videos surfaced on social media, showing a line of police using riot shields as bins were set alight and various missiles were launched at them.

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Police initially attended following reports of anti-social behaviour from a group of young people, but when they arrived to the Harehills Road area of the city, the gang turned on them.

The incident took place at around 8.30pm last night, as reported by Leeds Live, with the road closed off while officers dealt with the incident.

Nobody was hurt, but it's reported that a number of police vehicles were damaged in the conflict.

According to reports, an unknown number of people have been arrested, with investigations ongoing to identify everybody involved.

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Chief Superintendent of West Yorkshire Police, Damien Miller said: "In conjunction with our partner agencies, we have prepared for all possible eventualities over the bonfire period.

"We made it clear from the outset that any instances of disorder or antisocial behaviour would not be tolerated and we were able to quickly respond.

"Those individuals that engage in such behaviour are within the minority and do not represent the wider community.

"We will continue to provide reassurance in the local area with high visibility patrols."

Police in other areas of the city had their vehicles attacked with bricks. Credit: @WYP_RachStorey
Police in other areas of the city had their vehicles attacked with bricks. Credit: @WYP_RachStorey

Locals have taken to social media to voice their concerns.

One resident said: "I can tell you it's no picnic for the residents. I've never been this scared in my life. It feels like the rioters, or the trouble makers or whatever they are, have taken over Harehills Road, and no one's here to do anything about it, the police left."

In a separate tweet, they commented: "I usually defend , it can be a lovely place, with great amenities and really friendly people. But tonight I'm scared as this happens at the top of my street."

Another wrote: "Sad to see Bonfire night being spoiled in Harehills in Leeds. Police under fire from fireworks and other missiles"

A local youth charity said: "A small minority acting in a reckless & dangerous manner. The emergency services in particular @WestYorksPolice did a fantastic job despite the challenges. Some comments in this thread are unhelpful. Harehills is full of young people doing positive things to improve the area."

Anyone with any information is being asked to contact police on 101.

Featured Image Credit: Radio Sangam

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into the world of music. Quickly realising that you can't pay your bills with guestlist, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]

 

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