Moment reckless youths launch fireworks at each other in Birmingham while terrified residents look on in horror
- The thugs can be seen throwing explosives in Birmingham city centre
- They terrorised locals, narrowly missing passersby and moving cars
- Concerned residents contacted the police, fearing someone would get injured
This is the shocking moment gangs of youths have been filmed hurling fireworks at each other while terrified residents watched on in horror.
The yobs who were all dressed in black, can be seen launching explosives in Birmingham city centre, narrowly missing passersby and passing cars, on Saturday night.
Concerned residents, worried that someone would get hurt, raised the alarm with the police when they heard huge bangs as the thugs had set off the pyrotechnics near apartment blocks in Masshouse Lane and Smallbrook Queensway.
The gangs started throwing explosives at each other while residents watched on in horror
Concerned residents contacted the police, fearing someone would get injured
The video shows the exact moment the group launched fireworks into a road, near Selfridges and Bullring buildings.
A resident at Allegro Living said: ‘I could see fireworks were being thrown at traffic and where passers by were walking and was really concerned someone would get hurt.
‘I was considering phoning for an ambulance too as I was so sure someone would be seriously injured.
A group of thugs terrorised locals by launching fireworks in Birmingham city centre
‘I phoned the police twice because they hadn’t come after half an hour, and the responder said they were dealing with a number of similar incidents in the area.’
The yobs also terrorised locals in Masshouse apartments, where a resident witnessed them throwing the fireworks at each other.
The 25-year-old told BirminghamLive: ‘I was just having dinner and heard a loud noise outside, I ran onto the balcony to see what was happening.
‘There was probably eight or more people running, dressed all in black, one of them had a bunny mask.
The thugs kept hurling fireworks at each other, narrowly missing passersby and passing cars
‘I didn’t really know what was going on, I was scared that a wayward firework would come up near the balcony.
‘They literally ran round there firing fireworks at head height, exploding on the street as they ran up past Aston University. They were firing fireworks forward at a group.
‘They were loitering around the bottom of the apartments, from their conversations it sounded like there were two different groups chasing after each other.’
MailOnline has contacted West Midlands Police for a statement.