Teens charged af­ter fire­works ‘in­ci­dent’

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FIVE young­sters have been charged af­ter let­ting off fire­works in a busy Glas­gow street.

Video footage shot by a lo­cal res­i­dent shows shop­pers at the Co-Op store on Pol­lok­shaws Road run­ning in fear as the py­rotech­nics ex­ploded around them on Thurs­day evening.

The al­leged in­ci­dent comes af­ter lo­cal res­i­dents de­manded fur­ther ac­tion on youths caus­ing havoc with fire­works in the area af­ter bon­fire night chaos last year.

The young­sters, aged be­tween 12 and 19, were charged by po­lice fol­low­ing the Hal­loween dis­rup­tion.

A 50-sec­ond long clip, posted from a wor­ried nearby res­i­dent who did not want to be named, shows a group of young­sters dressed in dark cloth­ing run­ning to­wards an­other group wait­ing out­side the south side store.

A Po­lice Scot­land spokesper­son said: “Five peo­ple have been charged fol­low­ing re­ports of fire­works be­ing thrown in the Pol­lok­shaws Road area of Glas­gow on Thurs­day 31 Oc­to­ber 2019.”

“Two boys, aged 12 and 14, were charged and a re­port will be sent to the Chil­dren’s Re­porter. A 17-year-old man will ap­pear at court at a later date and a re­port will be sub­mit­ted to the Procu­ra­tor Fis­cal.

“Two men, aged 17 and 19, were ar­rested and charged. They were due to ap­pear at Glas­gow Sher­iff Court.”

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