Lawless thugs riot in British cities on Halloween, setting off fireworks and targeting police

Hooded thugs run amok with fireworks across Britain on chaotic night

Thugs ran riot across Britain on Halloween night, setting off fireworks and targeting police in a series of chaotic incidents.

In Birmingham, hooded gangs launched fireworks at police and the public, leaving two officers injured.

Footage emerged of mindless yobs firing fireworks down streets and into the air outside a Tesco Express supermarket.

Some of the brazen thugs even filmed their own exploits and posted them on social media.

Nine people were arrested in Birmingham in connection with the disorder.

Police clash with yobs wielding fireworks in London and Dundee

In London, eight people were arrested after fireworks were launched at Acton police station and officers were targeted.

In Scotland, a second year of riots in the Kirkton area of Dundee prompted condemnation from local leaders and police.

Youths sealed off roads with a barrier of fire and tried to ransack an empty house.

Some 50 youngsters were said to have been involved in the chaotic scenes.

Lawless thugs riot in British cities on Halloween, setting off fireworks and targeting police

Elsewhere, police were called to Ashford town centre in Surrey after youths set off fireworks.

Footage showed a teenager using a firework “launcher” to send numerous balls of fire in the direction of passers-by, buses and cars.

The police were called and were run ragged around the place.

‘Warzone’ scenes as hooded gangs launch fireworks at police and public in Birmingham

Students at Aston University in Birmingham described their campus as a “warzone” and said they “ran for their lives” as the chaos unfolded.

Others dubbed it “the Battle of Brum.”

One student said: “I’ve never seen anything like it. There was just a huge mob of people letting off fireworks at anyone and everyone.”

“It was like something from a war film. There were explosions going off, and people were running away screaming.”

Yobs terrorise communities with fireworks in night of violence across Britain

The incidents have been condemned by local leaders and observers on social media.

One person wrote: “Birmingham is just a wicked place man,” while a video of the chaotic scenes was captioned “Why just why”.

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: “We’ve arrested nine people after tackling unacceptable disorder involving people setting off fireworks in Birmingham city centre.”

“We were alerted to groups launching fireworks at each other and buildings in the Bagot Street and Staniforth Street area from yesterday afternoon.”

“A dispersal order was introduced but the disorder continued as the fireworks were fired towards members of the public and officers.”

“We took tough action – including using stop and search powers – to bring the matter under control and make a series of arrests.”

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