Moment primary school boys unleash ‘total anarchy’ with fireworks
Written by Rother Radio News on 03/11/2020
Worrying footage has emerged of a young child launching a firework into the air on a troubled Sheffield estate.
In recent days and weeks, videos have emerged of fireworks being fired into Sheffield train station and even a police car, with the latter attack described as “appalling” by police.
Now, a clip shows two youngsters of primary school age out at night in a street in Page Hall, with one of them launching a firework into the air.
The video, which was filmed on Sunday night and shared on Sheffield News, prompted an array of comments with viewers shocked by the young perpetrator managing to get his hands on an explosive pyrotechnic.
One resident said this happens “every night” on the estate which has been at the centre of a host of problems, including brawls, rats and antisocial behaviour.
Another said it is “total anarchy” in the area and a lot of people blamed the parents for allowing the children to be out so late and playing with fireworks – something by law you are not allowed to do if you are under 18.
One person wrote: “Earth’s parasites including the parents. Brainless people. No idea how to bring children up,” with another adding: “The parents don’t give a sh*t….no morals whatsoever, and this is what their children learn. Just a vicious circle.”
On Saturday, yobs in Sheffield were condemned by South Yorkshire Police for launching a firework into a patrol car in Wensley Street, Grimesthorpe.
Officers had been responding to a failure to stop at 10.45pm when the attack happened with the louts throwing a lit firework through the door, while officers were still inside the car.
In response to the attack, Sheffield North East neighbourhoods inspector Gary Bramhall said: “It is appalling that officers who were simply doing their job, protecting the public, have been targeted in this way.
“Attacks like this place the safety of our officers, and the people they are trying to protect, at risk.
“It is staggering that people would act in such an irresponsible and dangerous way, and incidents like this will not be tolerated.”