Bonfire Night horror: Yobs throw firework which nearly hits car with toddler inside on Sheffield street
A Sheffield mum has told of her horror this Bonfire Night after a group of teenagers threw a firework which nearly hit her car with her young daughter inside.
The mum believes the firework was aimed for a double-decker bus which was travelling along Staniforth Road in Darnall tonight.
In a tweet this evening, Stagecoach Yorkshire said its service 52 was not serving Staniforth Road due to anti-social behaviour.
The mum, who asked not be named, told The Star: “I went to collect a takeaway on Staniforth Road at around 7pm.
“With being a single parent I had no choice but to take my daughter with me in the car as there was nobody to leave her with.
“While parked outside the takeaway I made a telephone order and waited in my car.
“As I was about to enter the takeaway, I noticed a firework shoot across the road, just miss my car and go off in the centre of the road as a double-decker bus was passing – it just missed the bus.
“I’m guessing it was aimed for the bus.
“I instantly came out of the car and confronted a group of teenagers.
“I told them I have a two-year-old in the car and their behaviour was dangerous and life-threatening and could cause someone serious damage.
“The teenagers responded by placing the blame on each other.
“I immediately drove away.”
She added: “To be honest it was quite disturbing.
“I've just moved into Sheffield and never seen anything quite like it – such delinquent behaviour.”
The mum has contacted police about the incident.