A group of Scunthorpe students have been left ‘traumatised’ after a car pulled up alongside them before the occupants set off fireworks in their direction.
Humberside Police were informed of the incident outside John Leggott College, West Common Lane, involving two men in a car and a group of students. At 1pm on Wednesday, 18 October, the car pulled up alongside the group before fireworks were aimed at them.
No one has been injured, police say. The car then fled the scene and officers are now exploring lines of enquiry to identify those involved. One student who was part of the group has been left ‘traumatised’ by the experience.
The girl, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “We were sat in a group at dinner when the car came by and discharged two fireworks in our direction, landing six feet away before exploding.
“We all ran for cover and collected the burnt cardboard cartridge after they’d left and handed them in at the college.” She added: “I was traumatised by it all, I’m scared of fireworks as it is.
“All of us went back to the safety of college grounds after it happened.” Humberside Police are now appealing for anyone with information about the incident to come forward by contacting the 101 non emergency number.
It said: “We received reports that two fireworks were thrown at a group of students at approximately 1pm yesterday (Wednesday 18 October) in Scunthorpe. As the students walked along West Common Lane it is reported that two men stopped a car and aimed the fireworks at the group and left the area.
“Thankfully nobody was injured and officers are currently exploring lines of enquiry to identify those involved. Anybody with any information that could assist officers is asked to contact police quoting investigation reference log 224 of 18 October.” John Leggott College have been contacted for comment.
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