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Northampton firework attack left people running in terror

People were captured fleeing in terror as fireworks exploded in the streets.

Police are investigating terrifying scenes In Northampton as fireworks were sent shooting down streets with people fleeing in terror.

Shocking pictures were captured on camera by students horrified at what they were witnessing on the Waterside Campus at the University of Northampton on Bonfire Night.

Two people suffered minor injuries. Those living nearby say it's just the latest example of anti-social behaviour which has been making their lives a misery for weeks.

"The university and the police are investigating an incident that took place in the early hours of Tuesday on the Waterside Campus.

"A handful of individuals let off fireworks in the Student Village before making their escape when security arrived on the scene.

"This sort of dangerous and irresponsible behaviour cannot, and will not, be tolerated and perpetrators can expect severe penalties and possible criminal charges. The University would like to thank those who are assisting with enquiries, and to offer our assurances that we will do all we can to hold those responsible to account."

– University of Northampton
  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson

“Police received multiple reports yesterday (Monday, November 5) evening, in relation to anti-social behaviour and disorder with people using fireworks, on the University of Northampton grounds.

“Officers attended the university on two separate occasions throughout the night but individuals had dispersed and no one was identified.

“We have today been supporting the university in investigations to identify any relevant individuals to establish any offences that may have been committed.”

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.”

– Northamptonshire Police