Clifton crime: Firework lands in two-year-old’s pushchair during Halloween mayhem

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Police crack down on anti-social behaviour after reports fireworks were aimed at members of the public

A firework landed in the pushchair of a two-year-old child during Halloween disorder in Nottingham.

Nottinghamshire Police were called to Southchurch Drive in Clifton after reports of fireworks being thrown at members of the public and passing cars at around 4.40pm on October 31.

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Fireworks were also thrown at police officers when they arrived at the scene.

A dispersal order was introduced in response to the disorder.A dispersal order was introduced in response to the disorder.
A dispersal order was introduced in response to the disorder. | Submit

Fortunately, the child was not injured after the fireworks incident, officers confirmed.

A 12-hour dispersal order was introduced and police increased patrols in the area over the following days.

Chief Inspector Chris Pearson said: “Unfortunately, a minority of young people in Clifton chose to use Halloween as an excuse to engage in unruly and dangerous antisocial behaviour last night which could have led to serious injury.

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“This kind of behaviour is completely unacceptable – either towards members of the public or our officers who were simply doing their jobs – and will not be tolerated at any time of the year.

“While the order has come to an end, we will not hesitate to issue another one immediately should this be needed ahead of Bonfire Night.”