Watch: Fireworks thrown at police car
Officers were forced to flee after a gang fired live fireworks at a police car in Birmingham on Halloween.
Footage from the incident on Saturday evening in Cape Hill, Smethwick, shows the hooded group launching projectiles at a police car as it passes.
There appear to be dozens of fireworks flying through the air in the video.
In another clip, a police car with its lights flashing approaches the group before the gang takes aim with another volley of fireworks.
The police vehicle was forced to flee the area to escape. West Midlands Police are investigating the incident.
In the video, one man can be heard saying “don’t record me” as fireworks continue to be set off.
The video emerged after another separate incident in which youths launched fireworks in Birmingham city centre.
One resident told BirminghamLive: "I could see fireworks were being thrown at traffic and where passers-by were walking and was really concerned someone would get hurt.
"I was considering phoning for an ambulance too as I was so sure someone would be seriously injured.
"I phoned the police twice because they hadn’t come after half an hour, and the responder said they were dealing with a number of similar incidents in the area."
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