A shocking video shows cars dodging exploding fireworks set off in the road in Hackney.
Passersby were left terrified when a group of young men reportedly set off the explosives during Halloween celebrations.
In a clip posted on Twitter, vivid flashes and bangs cross the path of motorists along the A107 approaching the busy junction with the A10 in Stamford Hill at 10.30pm last night (October 31).
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Members of the public looked on as the fireworks shot wildly across the road, directly into phone boxes and in front of traffic traffic.
In the video, smoke could be seen rising into the air as explosions echoed across the street while drivers struggled to veer around the ricocheting projectiles.
Pictures were posted on Twitter of police at the scene conducting a stop and search with a group of young men.
MyLondon has contacted the Metropolitan Police for comment.
The chaotic celebration comes a year after Police Federation chair John Apter called for an urgent review into the sale of fireworks following the use of them during attacks.
Social media users took to Twitter to express their disdain for the scenes in North London.
One user wrote: “This is why fireworks shouldn’t be sold to the general public”.
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This was echoed by another, who wrote: “Totally agree. Far too much trust is put into the public when fireworks are sold to them.
“This happens every year (not to mention them being us to hurt animals too)”.
With Bonfire night in a few days, scenes like this could continue.
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