On a residential street in Greater Manchester.
The run-up to bonfire night takes a dangerous turn.
Gangs of youths some clearly well under 18 let off fireworks indiscriminately, endangering themselves and anyone living here.
This was Monday in Bradford, not an early Guy Fireworks display.
But the fire brigade under attack forced to get out for their own safety.
It’s terrifying sometimes you rock up to jobs.
There‘s gangs of youths waiting for you around with bricks stones, fireworks, start hurling them at you at the fire plains .
It makes you a genuinely scared to do your job.
Emergency services believe it’s only a matter of time before one of their personnel is injured.
Stiffer custodial sentences have just been introduced for attacks on them,
But as this footage from Halloween night in North London proves the trend continues.
The fireworks may have missed the officers.
But they did injure children walking along this street here, thankfully not seriously.
But when those products are being used effectively as weapons,
there are some who think they should only be sold to those who run organised displays.
Amy for one is keen for the law to be tightened after being singled out while walking home.
I could see him setting off fireworks even though they’d seen me.
They still continue to light and so I shouted, please can you not light thefireworks until I get past?
And they still continued so I shouted look I‘m pregnant, I just want to get past.
And then as I shouted that one went past me.
So I legged it and then they seemed to follow me, started firing down the way I was running.
It is of course illegal for under 18’s to purchase fireworks.
And to even have them in a public place.
But in the next few days especially those protecting us maybe the ones targeted.