A BRADFORD bar owner has slammed the use of fireworks after he witnessed them being fired into traffic. 

Keith Wildman, owner of the Record Cafe on North Parade spoke to the Telegraph & Argus about his experience.

"I was driving back home from Lidget Green and they were just firing fireworks into traffic. It was crazy," he said. 

On the wider issue, Mr Wildman added: "It seems to be getting worse.

"It is several times a day on a daily basis. No matter what the weather or time of the day. It is just ridiculous."

Meanwhile, eight fire crews came under attack from anti-social behaviour, and several arrests were made across West Yorkshire on Saturday and Sunday.

The arrests were made for offences such as affray, criminal damage, assault of emergency workers, theft, and the misuse of fireworks.

One of the arrests concerned a male on Broadstone Way in Holme Wood after police caught a group of youths throwing fireworks and eggs at passing cars.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service took 1008 calls and attended 77 incidents that were related to bonfire celebrations.

Scott Donegan, area manager for service delivery,  said: "I'd like to praise our fantastic firefighters who have worked tirelessly, both across this weekend and in the lead-up to it.

"This is not only by physically firefighting but also in their community work and education they deliver diligently all year.

"Gratitude must also go to our fantastic Control Room staff who fielded a huge volume of calls and offered crucial safety advice to the public."

He added: "We did unfortunately see some people who chose to spend this time of year causing disorder.

"Thankfully none of our crews were injured during these attacks - but we stand by our message that even one attack on a firefighter is one too many."

West Yorkshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Osman Khan, added: “There were incidents involving the misuse of fireworks which required our officers to attend and deal with, as well as some matters which will be further investigated by our officers and partners, but the majority of West Yorkshire celebrated sensibly and safely.

“Overall, I believe the work that was put in by our officers, staff and partners over the last few months contributed to making our communities safer over the Bonfire weekend, and I would like to thank everyone who supported us throughout this time.”