Firework thug blasts mother and BABY in pram with rocket outside Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford as ‘gangs’ launch missiles at crowds and police during night of Halloween hell
- London Stratford descended into mayhem as fireworks were set off in public
- Suspected gangs allegedly hurled fireworks at crowds by the station
- A video shared online shows a woman and pram being hit directly by a firework
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A shocking video shows a mother pushing a pram being hit by a firework at close range, as suspected gangs caused mayhem last night in London Stratford.
Chaos descended upon Stratford station, when individuals allegedly started hurling fireworks at groups of people who were out on Halloween.
Several videos were shared on social media showing fireworks going off near the Westfield shopping centre.
A short clip shows someone releasing a firework from their hand which immediately fires and explodes directly onto a woman pushing a pram just feet away.
Elsewhere in the UK youths caused chaos in a similar fashion by setting off fireworks in public places.
A video shared on social media shows a firework hitting woman pushing a pram at point blank range
London Stratford descended into mayhem on Halloween as suspected gangs allegedly hurled fireworks at crowds
Video shared on social media shows fireworks going off outside Stratford station near the Westfield shopping centre yesterday evening
Police at the scene of the mayhem at Stratford station yesterday evening
The Metropolitan Police were in attendance outside the Stratford station last night and said a teenage girl was arrested and remains in custody at an east London police station.
A force spokesperson said: ‘Police were called at 18:24hrs on Monday, 31 October to reports that a group of people were setting off fireworks near to Stratford Bus Station.
‘Officers attended. No injuries were reported.
‘A teenage girl was arrested after a firework was thrown towards officers. She remains in custody at an east London police station.
‘Enquiries are ongoing.’
While similar events took place in Dundee, where riot police were called after a groups of youths set off fireworks and blocked roads with bonfires.
There were reports of vehicles being hit with bricks and people jumping on car roofs in the Scottish city. Another image appeared to show windows being smashed at a nearby school.
The leader of Dundee City Council branded scenes from the Kirkton area ‘like something from a war-torn nation’
A road in Dundee was blocked by a series of deliberate fires as youths hurled fireworks in the streets
Youths were also seen mounting cars and standing of their roofs in Kirkton, Dundee, last night
Chief Superintendent Phil Davison said: ‘There is no justification for the behaviour and disorder which was seen in the Kirkton area of Dundee last night.
‘Enquiries are ongoing to identify everyone involved.
‘Throwing fireworks and other items towards emergency services is reckless and dangerous. No one should go to work and expect to be attacked.
‘One officer suffered a minor injury and damage was caused to a school and a number of vehicles.
‘I would like to reassure the public of Dundee that we remain committed to keeping them safe as we understand last night’s behaviour must have been really distressing for residents in the areas.’
The weekend leading up to Halloween saw gangs of youngsters throwing fireworks at cars and damaging street furniture in Liverpool.
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