Police will conduct high-visibility patrols across the Bradford district to “deter and deal with” crime or anti-social behaviour connected to Bonfire Night.

Chief Superintendent Mabs Hussain, of West Yorkshire Police, said: “Our officers will be providing a high visibility presence to both deter and deal with any incidents of anti-social behaviour or crime connected to the Bonfire Night celebrations.

“Fireworks can be a great source of entertainment but can also be extremely dangerous if not used correctly. Fireworks should never be directed at individuals or properties and any deliberate use of them to injure, damage or cause fear to others will not be tolerated.”

People seeking Bonfire Night fun are being advised to attend one of the many professionally-organised public firework displays being held across the Bradford district this weekend.

With major events taking place in many parts of the district, including Odsal, Peel Park, Birkenshaw and Bingley, people are being urged to have fun but to keep themselves safe.

Dr Julian Mark, executive medical director at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, said: “Over the next few days and especially during the weekend our staff will be called to treat patients, both children and adults, with injuries ranging from minor burns to more serious, life-threatening conditions.

“We recommend that people attend a professionally organised public fireworks display but if you are planning to host your own event, please make that safety is your main priority to ensure everyone has a good time without getting hurt.”

One of the best-attended events will be tonight at Peel Park, Bradford, where a firework extravaganza is set to take place.

The action-packed event will include two fireworks displays, along with a funfair featuring a new attraction never before seen in Bradford called ‘Accelerator’.

Now in its fifth year, the event will have security of up to 20 people and an ambulance on standby for any emergencies.

Meanwhile, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service will host another spectacular display tonight at its headquarters in Bradford Road, Birkenshaw. The event will feature children’s rides and live music.

Sarah Goodall from the organising committee said: “We just want everyone to have a fun time in a safe environment.”

Tomorrow night will see the Extreme Stunt Show and Firework Spectacular at Odsal Stadium, with gates opening at 6pm and the event starting at 7.30pm.

Meanwhile, a major display will take place at Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel, in Bingley, on Sunday night. People are being warned that, due to Bradford Council parking restrictions, there will be no parking in local residential streets, namely Bankfield Farm Drive, Branksome Drive, New Close Road. With on-site parking limited, a Park & Stride scheme is in place with further limited parking at Yorkshire Clinic and Samual Lister Academy.