Police officers and firefighters were pelted with bricks, glass bottles cans when violence erupted at a memorial event in Doncaster.
South Yorkshire Police said disorder broke out at an event at The Circle in Moorends, which is known locally as the Bullring, after a number of people gathered to remember a young man from the area following his recent death.
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The force said the memorial event on Saturday, January 26 initially involved a large gathering of local residents, who met to set off lanterns and pay their respects.
But disorder broke out when off-road motorbikes ridden around the streets as a ‘tribute’ as part of the memorial led to complaints about anti-social behaviour and noise.
South Yorkshire Police was called and the force said ‘some of the group became hostile towards the police, throwing missiles and surrounding a police car’.
The force said a motorbike was torched and when firefighters attended further missiles were thrown.
A window of a property was also smashed during the disturbance.
In a statement, the force said: “The crowd became hostile and were throwing bricks, glass bottles and cans at officers over a period of time.
“More resources were called in and with a show of force the crowd was dispersed.”
Four suspects were arrested for violent disorder, with one – a 24-year-old man – later charged.
The three others were released under investigation.
South Yorkshire Police added: “Enquiries are ongoing to trace further offenders and investigate what happened.”