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.

Thursday, 5th November 2020, 10:22 pm

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.

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Staniforth Road, Darnall. Picture from Google Street View.

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.

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