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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

Shocking footage has emerged which shows riot police being attacked with fireworks on a street in Leeds.

The footage which appeared on Twitter shows riot police being attacked by fireworks, with bins set on fire and missiles launched at Police.

Officers responded to an emergency blue light call of reported anti-social behavior from a group of youths.

When officers arrived the youths instantly turned towards the cops hurling fireworks and bricks at them.

The incident happened at 8.30pm and forced a number of roads to be closed while public order officers descended to the scene in protective equipment.

Four police officers suffered minor injuries in the conflict however a number of police vehicles were damaged.

 

Chief Superintendent of West Yorkshire Police, Damien Miller said: “In conjunction with our partner agencies, we have prepared for all possible eventualities over the bonfire period.

“We made it clear from the outset that any instances of disorder or antisocial behavior would not be tolerated and we were able to quickly respond.

“Those individuals that engage in such behavior are within the minority and do not represent the wider community.

“We will continue to provide reassurance in the local area with high visibility patrols.”

Anyone with any information is being asked to contact police on 101.

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