FEARS surrounding antisocial behaviour near a controversial snooker club have been raised by residents - after CCTV emerged showing a firework being thrown at the venue.

Those living in homes next door to Clifton Snooker Lounge, in Clifton Street, Manningham, witnessed masked men throwing the firework from a car before men armed with baseball bats came out of the club and ran after them.

The shocking incident took place in broad daylight last Sunday afternoon and neighbours say it is the latest in a long list of worrying crimes to happen in their street, including drug dealing and powerful cars revving their engines in the middle of the night.

However, Nadeem Mohammed, the club’s manager, said what goes on outside the club has nothing to do with him and he set it up to give people somewhere to socialise instead of hanging around on the streets.

He told the Telegraph & Argus the firework was thrown at the club following a dispute someone had with his teenage son and Mr Mohammed has reported it to police.

Clifton Street residents said they are fed-up of the problems and would like something done about them.

One neighbour, who declined to be named, said: “There’s drug dealing going on in this street and I have seen a person pulling out a bag of wraps.

“There’s music between 2am and 3am, fast cars being revved and all of this wakes my children up.”

Another resident added: “They are parked outside my house and I have told them so many times to move, but we end up arguing and having shouting matches.

“This has been going on for too long.

“I’m looking to move houses because of this places.”

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: "The incident involving the firework is being investigated and anyone who can assist with any information is asked to contact the Bradford West Neighbourhood Policing Team, quoting log 1067 of 6 January.

“The NPT is also aware of complaints relating to anti-social behaviour in the area and is working with partners to address these issues and take action against those responsible."

Mr Mohammed said he tells anyone causing problems with their cars to move them.

He added: “As soon as I became aware of the firework incident I telephoned police.

“Regarding the parking and drugs, I don’t search anybody who comes to the property because I can’t do that by law, so I don’t know anything about that.

“Anyone revving cars is a total lie because the majority of my customers walk here.

“I’ve spoken to neighbours and told them if anyone is parked outside their home, give me a call and I will ask them to move it.

“I will keep an eye out on the cameras and if anyone is parking or blocking driveways, I will come out.

“I will help the residents and can guarantee there is no noise on my behalf.

“The main reason I opened this was to get the lads off the street.

“All they did was hang around on Manningham Lane and cause trouble, but I have got them into a place where they can socialise.”

A retrospective planning application for the snooker club was turned down by Bradford Council in July, with planners saying it was detrimental to people living on the road.

It has operated without planning permission since November 2017 and bosses have now submitted another planning application after the authority served them with an enforcement notice.

Mr Mohammed believes the only reason people are complaining about the snooker club now is because of the new planning application.

He added: “If there was noise and drugs then police would be here every night.

“I haven’t had them here and the only incident has been the firework.

“The only reason I can think of is because there’s another application in.”

A Bradford Council spokesperson said: “We have served an enforcement notice on the property which is effective on 14 February and they have until 22 February to comply with this notice. They also have the right of appeal.

"We have also received a further planning application for the property which will be considered. Anti-social behaviour should be reported to the police."

Information about drug dealing can be reported to the police on 101, using the live chat facility on the West Yorkshire Police website or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.