South Yorkshire Police recorded increase in calls on Halloween

South Yorkshire Police recorded an increase in calls on Halloween '“ up by 28 per cent compared to normal.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 02 November, 2018, 11:41

The force received 887 calls via the 999 system, which is 197 more calls '“ up 28 per cent '“ than the average number for other Wednesdays in October.

A firework was thrown into a bedroom in a house in Lifford Street, Tinsley, on Wednesday night

South Yorkshire Police said that between 4pm on Wednesday, October 31 and 2am on Thursday, November 1 there were 122 calls relating to anti-social behaviour.

That night firefighters at a house blaze in Lifford Street, Tinsley, were attacked with fireworks and eggs.

Police officers were also pelted with fireworks, eggs and stones in Firth Park and Burngreave.