CCTV shows West Midlands yobs throw lit fireworks into busy pub

This astounding footage shows the moment a group of hooded youths burst into a Smethwick pub and tossed lit fireworks inside.

Police have released the CCTV footage in a quest to identify the perpetrators of the attack that took place on Halloween (Oct 31).

The video shows a quartet of young adults run through the entrance before hurling fireworks and a traffic cone inside.

Fortunately, no-one was hurt during the incident but thousands of pounds worth of damage was done when the fireworks exploded.

PC Sohaib Bin-Tariq, who is investigating the incident, has appealed for anyone with information to come forward, he told Birmingham Live: "Throwing fireworks in this manner is not a fun prank, it can result in serious injury or even death.

"Just last year a firework was lit in the hallway of a house in Tile Cross, Birmingham, killing Anthony Nicholls and seriously injuring a 50-year-old woman ; and it's only sheer luck that no one was injured at The Shireland.

"We've launched an appeal for information and I know that someone out there knows exactly who carried out this totally irresponsible and dangerous stunt.

"I'm appealing directly to those people, and urge them to come forward."

Anyone with information should contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, quoting crime number 20SW/254243F/18.