Anger over 'punishment' for yobs who fired fireworks from a car

Yobs who fired fireworks from a car were caught by police, but their punishment has angered many.

Monday, 9th November 2020, 10:00 am

Police reported that a vehicle had been seen driving around in Outwood on Friday night aiming the lit fireworks at buildings, including a nursing home.

Two PCSOs and a constable were able to locate the occupants, and the driver was handed a Section 59 warning - meaning that if he is caught committing anti-social behaviour in the next 12 months the vehicle could be seized.

The police posted the outcome on their Facebook page but was met with anger by dozens of people who said a tougher punishment should have been dished out.

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Alan Jenkins wrote: "What a joke! They will be laughing all the way to the corner shop to buy some more! Pathetic!

Ian Cook added: "Should have been charged with endangering life."

Sue Johnson said: "Too soft on them they should have had car crushed and points."

Simon Ellis wrote: "So, they attack people with explosives and get away with it? Now they will just do it on foot."

Richard Brear wrote: "How are you not arrested and sent to jail, for firing explosives, out of a car, towards people and property?"

Christine Cooper said: "Why wasn’t the vehicle impounded anyway and the occupants banged up for the night?

"These mindless excuse for human beings should be taken off the streets and their picture should be plastered everywhere so we all know who they are."

Others suggested that fireworks be banned, but some responded by asking why they should removed from sale because of a few mindless yobs.