Youth arrested after Bonfire Night trouble

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One youth has been arrested for violent disorder following Bonfire Night trouble in a Sheffield suburb.

The arrest was made as part of a police investigation into violence on Abbeydale Road, Sharrow, where bottles, bricks and fireworks were hurled at vehicles.

Officers investigating the trouble are urging local residents to name and shame those responsible.

Inspector Ian Stubbs said: “By now I’m sure that most of you will be aware of the disgraceful scenes we witnessed on Bonfire Night on Abbeydale Road and in the Sharrow area.

“At around 8.15pm a police vehicle was attacked and had its windows smashed by a group of around 20 males who threw a variety of missiles including bricks and bottles at the vehicle.

“Throughout the evening there were further incidents of disorder involving fireworks, a car was damaged and a bus attacked at one point.

“Later, at around 10.20pm, youths used traffic cones and other street furniture to partially block Abbeydale Road allowing the group to target passing vehicles with fireworks and other missiles.

“Clearly we condemn these actions and a full criminal investigation is now under way. One youth has already been arrested for violent disorder and enquiries are ongoing to identify everyone involved.

“Every opportunity to do so will be taken including forensic and CCTV evidence. This is where we need your help.

“If you witnessed any of the disorder then we would urge you to get in touch. Equally if you know who was involved please ring and tell us.

“We would urge members of the local community to ring us and name and shame those involved.”

Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.