Firework yobs spark Halloween terror on streets
AHUGE group of teenagers were seen hurling fireworks at people on Halloween evening in Stockport.
Police were called to several reports of groups of teenage boys aiming fireworks at passers-by last Tuesday night.
Officers are now appealing for witnesses to come forward following the frightening incidents in Reddish, Offerton and Heaton Moor.
A group of 20 to 30 teenagers, aged between 15 and 16-years-old, were witnessed throwing lit fireworks at people in North Reddish Park.
Greater Manchester Police were called to the Gorton Road entrance of the park at around 9.50pm.
There were no reports of any injuries and the group ran away from the scene when officers arrived.
GMP were also called to Little Street, at the junction of Offerton Lane, after a firework was thrown from the window of a black Volkswagen Golf.
The firework did not cause any injuries and police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
Neighbours in Heaton Moor reported a gang of more than 15 teenagers, covering their faces with bandanas, were also seen throwing fireworks in the streets.
Witnesses said the fireworks were being set off close to where young children were trick-or-treating with parents.
The teenagers were seen on Thornfield Road, Barnkhall Road and Thornfield Road at around 9pm.
One witness wrote on Facebook: “Heaton Moor was full of a mix of happy families with children trick or treating and two gangs of around 10 teen boys running down the road.
“It looked like a scene from a film and was quite intimidating.”
Another witness posted: “Loads of absolutely stupid teenagers in huge groups letting off fireworks at cars and near loads of small children in Bankhall Road and Thornfield Road.”
A spokeswoman for GMP said: “We were called to North Reddish Park, on Gorton Road, at 9.50pm to reports youths were throwing fireworks at people.
“There were 20 to 30 males around 15 to 16-years-old. There were no injuries.
“We attended but by that point they were making off. No fireworks were thrown at police and there were no arrests.”
Any witnesses or anyone with further information can call GMP on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Witnesses to the incident in North Reddish Park can quote reference number 2642/October 31.