Firework thugs turn Britain's streets into WAR ZONES attacking police and ...

Reckless yobs shot live fireworks at police officers and shoved explosives through letterboxes in London in a spate of terrifying attacks across the UK. 

The targeted attacks over the Halloween weekend, many of which were captured on film, have prompted outrage.

Many people are now calling for the explosive pyrotechnics to be banned.  

The footage was filmed on Cape Hill in Birmingham

Hooded figures were seen filming the scenes on their phones

It comes after similar scenes were seen across Birmingham City Centre over the weekend, prompting outrage from the community

Police patrols are being stepped up after a spate of similar incidents in Birmingham

Police said it was 'lucky no one was hurt'

West Midlands Police slammed the 'reckless behaviour' adding that it could have 'easily led to serious injury'

Thugs targeted police with a stream of fireworks in Birmingham, forcing the officers to flee as the dangerous pyrotechnics exploded around them. 

While police in Sheffield were the victims of similar attacks, with shocking footage showing the moment an officer had to escape from his parked patrol car as fireworks can be seen exploding inside. 

The pyrotechnics appear to have been thrown in through the passenger's window and can be seen explosing inside the car. 

The disturbing incident was filmed on the evening of Saturday 31st October on the Wensley estate in Grimesthorpe. 

Live fireworks were also filmed being pushed through the letterbox of a terraced home in south London over the weekend.

The explosives are seen to burn red inside the home as the hooded figure runs from the property to flee the scene.

Firework attacks took place across the UK, with incidents in Birmingham, Sheffield, London and Southsea

Firework attacks took place across the UK, with incidents in Birmingham, Sheffield, London and Southsea

Fireworks were fired in the direction of a police car

It is not clear how many pyrotechnics were fired, but dozens were seen in the footage

This footage taken on Halloween night shows the group shooting live fireworks at police in Smethwick, Birmingham. West Midlands Police are investigating the incident

Footage of another attack in Smethwick, Birmingham, resembled a war zone on Halloween night as the group is seen shooting a barrage of live fireworks at officers.

It's not clear how many fireworks went off but dozens appear to flying through the air in the video, as hooded figures can be seen filming the incident on their mobile phones. 

Another clip shows a police car with its blue lights flashing approaching the group, before they take aim once again.

The driver then flees the area to escape the explosive attack, which reportedly took place on Cape Hill around 6.30pm.

West Midlands Police are investigating the incident and slammed the 'reckless behaviour' adding that it could have 'easily led to serious injury'. 

The police officer can be seen escaping his vehicle as yobs on a Sheffield estate threw fireworks into the parked car

The police officer can be seen escaping his vehicle as yobs on a Sheffield estate threw fireworks into the parked car

The colourful pyrotechnics can be seen exploding inside the vehicle as the officer stands alongside

The colourful pyrotechnics can be seen exploding inside the vehicle as the officer stands alongside

 They confirmed a 16-year-old boy was detained after he was caught carrying fireworks.

Sergeant Mike Bradley from Sandwell Police, said: 'We are aware of video footage being circulated of fireworks being launched at passing cars including a police car on 31 October.

'We received several calls at around 6.30pm and as officers arrived in Cape Hill, fireworks were thrown at one of our police cars. 

'A 16-year-old boy was detained and taken home after he was caught carrying fireworks. He will be voluntary interviewed. 

'Letting off fireworks in the street and throwing objects into the road is reckless behaviour which could easily have led to serious injury. It's lucky no one was hurt. 

'It's against the law to set off or throw fireworks in the street or a public place, and for under 18s to buy or possess fireworks. 

'I'd ask anyone with information about what happened, including how these young people came to have fireworks, to get in touch with us.'

West Midlands Police confirmed they were stepping up patrols in the area. 

It comes after similar scenes were seen across Birmingham City Centre over the weekend, with drivers, pedestrians and police cars targeted on Halloween.

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