Police seize dozens of firework rockets from young people in Leeds park

Some of the fireworks seized by police in north Leeds.
Some of the fireworks seized by police in north Leeds.

Police have seized almost 60 firework rockets from young people in a Leeds park as Bonfire Night approaches.

The Leeds Inner North East team said around 58 rockets had been taken from a number of young people in Potternewton Park in north Leeds.

A spokesman said: "We have been working with our partners to tackle anti-social behaviour and the misuse of fireworks in the Chapel Allerton and Chapeltown areas of Leeds recently.

"We appreciate and understand that this is a subject that local residents are concerned by.

"Rest assured, we are doing all we can to tackle this type of behaviour – especially over the trick-or-treat and bonfire night periods."

Police have been obtained details of the youths involved and intervention work is being carried out by the Leeds Anti-social Behaviour Team at Leeds City Council and local officers.

Anyone wishing to report concerns can contact the team via 101 or make an online report.

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