HOODED thugs shot fireworks at police down a residential street last night, shocking footage shows.
The explosives narrowly missed the riot squad and often went off by peoples' homes as officers ran up the road with shields and helmets.
Cops ducked when blasts suddenly exploded and tried to move wheelie bins out of the way of the attackers to stop them going up in flames.
A cloud of smoke surrounded them in the street during a brief pause between the rockets in scenes one resident in Leeds called a "warzone".
Other footage from inside a house shows fireworks flying past a woman's window down the street while others explode right outside.
Some cars were also hit and neighbours' wheelie bins were set alight in 'Binfire Night' carnage.
READ MORE UK NEWS
Charity that’s ‘saved the lives’ of more than a 1000 veterans faces closure
Massive fire breaks out at care home with residents warned to stay away
Hooded yobs were filmed as well letting fireworks off as people drove past them down the road.
Gee, 21, who filmed the incident from her home, said "oh my God" after at least 20 fireworks exploded in a matter of seconds by her window.
One man said in another clip: "They're firing them down the road. Literally you can't drive past can you?"
Fashion stylist Katie Ferenczy, 21, was inside her car when it was hit by a firework as she drove past the police line. A passenger who filmed the moment said "f*cking hell" when they were struck.
Most read in The Sun
Aaron Carter, 34, 'found dead in bathtub at his home in California'
I'm a chemistry teacher – people say I shouldn't wear my outfits to school
Louise Redknapp celebrates turning 48 in skintight jeans for her birthday
Inside seaside town dubbed UK’s ‘Ibiza’ – but locals say it’s even better
Another resident said: "It's a f*cking warzone outside our house."
Henri Bates, 22, who was sat in his car when the under-attack riot police marched by, wrote: "Mad one in Hyde Park, Leeds. I nearly got my head took off."
Meanwhile, Merseyside Police detained eight youngsters after reports of fireworks being thrown at cars, as well as criminal damage and obstruction of a road.
Yobs in Manchester also hurled explosives at drivers passing-by, including a fire engine.
Firefighters were targeted again in a separate incident when they were putting out a bonfire.
Greater Manchester Police warned: "Antisocial behaviour with fireworks can be extremely dangerous."
Read More on The Sun
Bankrupt Katie Price jets off on TWELFTH holiday of the year in Thailand
People are only just realising the hidden feature on takeaway boxes
And several people were treated for minor injuries after a bonfire parade in Lewes, East Sussex. One person was arrested with a public order offence.
The town hosts Britain's largest bonfire celebration each year.
Source: Read Full Article