Boy detained by police for throwing snowballs at cars in Sheffield

A boy was detained by police officers for throwing snowballs at cars in Sheffield
A boy was detained by police officers for throwing snowballs at cars in Sheffield

A boy, aged 14, was detained by police officers last night for throwing snowballs at cars in Sheffield.

The teenager was confronted by officers on Wolfe Road, Fox Hill, last night following reports that he was 'causing a danger to road users'.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "We do not wish to prevent youngsters having a good time and enjoying the snowy weather but there is a point where fun stops and the danger begins.

"When snowball/ ice-balls are thrown at cars on a dual carriageway - Halifax Road - there is an increased potential for drivers to lose control, especially given the already difficult conditions.

"Please enjoy the snow - we want you to have fun, but will intervene when fun impacts on the welfare and safety of the community."

The boy was initially arrested for causing a danger to road users but then de-arrested and arrangements were made for him to attend police station today for a voluntary interview.