A motorist caught on CCTV ploughing into a group of men as they crossed the street in a revenge attack in Manchester is facing jail.
Aqab Hussain, 21, mowed down the group of men after a row outside a club.
Merseyside Police have been called out almost 1000 times over the past two nights to deal with anti-social behaviour.
The force attended about 260 incidents of anti-social behaviour and vandalism between 2pm and 12am last night. The night before they were called out 715 times.
Officers say reports of criminal damage have fallen by 35% when comparing with reports received on the same day last year.
The week between October 30 and November 5 is traditionally one of the busiest of the year for Merseyside's emergency services. There were 15 arrests made between 2pm and 12am compared to 20 in last year's October 31 operation.
While the vast majority of young people behaved themselves there was a small minority of both youngsters and adults whose actions went beyond innocent mischief.
"I would like to thank parents who have clearly listened to our advice to make sure they know what their children are doing for Halloween and the young people themselves have taken advantage of all the things put on for them.
"We have seen far fewer instances of groups of young people out of the street after dark getting involved in anti-social behaviour and the high numbers of officers we have had on duty has meant people have felt reassured and got a swift response when it was needed.
"A great deal of planning and effort has gone into what is a multi-agency operation running throughout Merseyside this week and we will continue to work hard for the next busy period next week around Bonfire Night."
A motorist caught on CCTV ploughing into a group of men as they crossed the street in a revenge attack is facing jail.
Horrifying footage captures the moment the men were sent sprawling as Aqab Hussain, 21, mowed down the group of men after a minor spat outside a club.
Hussain, who left one of the victims with "life changing" injuries, was convicted of four attempted murders by a jury at Manchester Crown Court.
He ploughed into the three friends in Manchester city centre while another jumped to safety after an earlier row between the victims' and Hussain's group.
Hussain, from Manchester, made no attempt to stop the car and fled the UK three days after the incident.
He was arrested just over seven weeks later by police officers at Manchester Airport as he returned from abroad.
Rachael Pavion, for the Crown Prosecution Service North West said: "Aqab Hussain used his car as a weapon, he sought revenge by driving at speed deliberately at the four men with a clear intention to kill.
"After he struck his victims, he drove from the scene and showed complete disregard for the harm he had caused."