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200 people gather and some throw fireworks at each other in Nottingham – eight arrests

Police made eight arrests after responding to reports of young people launching fireworks at each other in Nottingham.

A number of 999 calls were made at approximately 11pm yesterday (Sunday, 5 November) reporting disorder in Midland Way, Radford.

Officers arrived and found around 200 people gathered, with a number of them shooting fireworks at each other.

Multiple police units were deployed and eight male suspects, aged 16 to 23, were arrested for violent disorder.

They remain in custody for questioning.

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Detective Inspector Chris Berryman, who is leading the investigation, said: “This was a dangerous incident.

“Fireworks can reach extremely high temperatures and can cause severe burns if they come in contact with skin or clothing. It is therefore unacceptable to launch a firework at another person.

“We responded quickly to this incident and a dispersal order was swiftly introduced. However the disorder continued, with fireworks fired towards members of the public and at officers.

“It was remarkable that no injuries were reported.

“A series of arrests were made as we took tough action to bring the matter under control.

“Needless to say, we won’t tolerate such appalling behaviour which puts people at risk of harm.

“An investigation is underway and we’ll seek to prosecute anyone involved.”

Anyone with mobile phone, social media footage or dashcam footage that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident 723 of 5 November 2023.

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