Police deal with fireworks chaos across Sheffield as shop evacuated and man arrested

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Fireworks incidents are causing problems for police across Sheffield tonight after youths were reported to be hurling the explosives into the street all over the city.

A ‘young male’ has been arrested after he set off a firework inside a Sheffield store.

The incident happened at the Co-Op store on Gleadless Road at about 7.30pm tonight.

The store was ‘evacuated for a short time’ while South Yorkshire Police dealt with the incident.

It is one of several fireworks related incidents police have been called to tonight in Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster.

Others include:

-At about 7.20pm, fireworks were thrown into public areas of Cavendish Court, Sheffield.

-Young people threw fireworks onto the road at Badger Rise, Woodhouse, at about 7pm.

-Lots of calls were made throughout the night in Tinsley, with fireworks being ‘thrown into passing vehicles’.

-On Stovin Drive, Darnall, police were called to reports of young people throwing fireworks at about 7pm.

-Another similar call was made about Birley Moor Road at 7pm.

-At about 7.50pm, police were called after a large group of young people in Clifton Park in Rotherham were reported to be throwing fireworks.

-Fireworks were set off in the middle of Laughton Road, Rotherham, earlier this evening.

-Fireworks were thrown onto Psalters Lane, Rotherham.

-Youngsters threw fireowkrs at officers in Sheffield at about 9.50pm - the exact location wasn’t specified by police.

-The shops on Everingham Road, Doncaster, were subject to fireworks being thrown at them at about 5.50pm.

-Sheffield South West LPT, the team which covers Abbeydale, Nether Edge and Sharrow, Sheffield, tonight announced: “We have seen a fairly constant theme of fireworks nuisance calls particularly in the Mount Street area of Sharrow this week.

“We have deployed a significant amount of resources into the area all week.

“Last night we arrested a male after fireworks were fired at officers on Mount Street. The male has been charged and bailed to court. I just want to reassure local residents that we are doing everything we can to tackle these issues.”

*Have you witnessed any fireworks-related ASB? Call police on 101