Officers with the West Midlands Police Department were on their way to Balsall Heath Park at around 8:30 p.m. to check out some "anti-social behavior," but stopped when their van came under fire with fireworks and eggs. After the attack, police scavenged the area for the offenders, finding a 16-year-old boy who was taken home and given what we would assume was a stern and very British talking-to by his parents and the coppers.
Police later arrested another 16-year-old boy on suspicion of public order offenses and criminal damage, but the boy was later released from custody on bail pending additional questioning. Police say they are working to identify everyone who was involved in the incident.
"This was totally irresponsible behavior," said Sergeant Andrew Lewis. "Fortunately no one was hurt but we could have so easily been dealing with something far more serious."