Police are appealing for witnesses after a large group of youths surrounded a police car and threw fireworks at the vehicle in Ashton-under-Lyne on Sunday night

The incident happened around 8pm when  two officers on Burlington Street, were surrounding by a group of around 30 youths as they were sat in their car.

The youths began shouting abuse at the officers and some threw fireworks at the car.

Further patrols attended a short time later and the group dispersed, with the offenders fleeing the scene. Thankfully the officers weren’t injured during the incident.

The incident comes less than a week after a teenager threw a lit firework onto a bus on nearby Katherine Street.

As a result of the firework being thrown on the bus, a mother and her three-year-old son sustained minor injuries and were treated on the bus by a paramedic.

Inspector Lee Derbyshire, of GMP’s Tameside district, said: “This shocking incident comes less than a week after a teenage boy threw a firework on a bus, injuring a mother and her child.

“The stupidity being shown by those responsible, who seem to think that it is ok to throw fireworks at or near other human beings, is unbelievable. If this continues then it is only a matter of time before somebody gets seriously injured so it is important that we put a stop to this now.

“If you believe you have information that can help us find those responsible, then I would urge you to please contact police immediately.”


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