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Masked gang launch fireworks at disabled pensioner

  • EXCLUSIVE: MailOnline video shows the elderly man cower as the fireworks fly
  • His carer attempts to protect the disabled man, but there is nothing he can do
  • Teenage gang, some of whom covered their faces, filmed the attack themselves 

A gang of teenage thugs have been caught on video launching fireworks at a wheelchair-bound pensioner and his carer in Central London yesterday.

The horrifying ordeal – on Norfolk Place in Paddington  at around 5pm- was captured on camera from an apartment across the road and the masked boys even filmed the attack on their own phones. 

As the pyrotechnics come hurtling towards him, the elderly man cowers as his carer attempts to block the fusillade, captured in a video exclusive to MailOnline.

When the sparks stop flying, the man pushing the wheelchair checks the disabled man over before running after the gang.

The elderly man cowers from the pyrotechnic attack as does his carer as they make their way down Norfolk Place in Paddington

The horrifying ordeal - on Norfolk Place in Paddington at around 5pm- was captured on camera from an apartment across the road and the masked boys even filmed the attack on their own phones

The horrifying ordeal – on Norfolk Place in Paddington at around 5pm- was captured on camera from an apartment across the road and the masked boys even filmed the attack on their own phones

As the pyrotechnics come hurtling towards him, the elderly man cowers as his carer attempts to block the fusillade, captured in a video exclusive to MailOnline. When the sparks stop flying, the man pushing the wheelchair checks the disabled man over before running after the gang

As the pyrotechnics come hurtling towards him, the elderly man cowers as his carer attempts to block the fusillade, captured in a video exclusive to MailOnline. When the sparks stop flying, the man pushing the wheelchair checks the disabled man over before running after the gang

At least five thugs were involved in the attack with some menacingly covering their faces. 

The hooded gang spread panic in Norfolk Square by setting off a number of other fireworks before the callous attack on the old man.  

They hid behind buses and passers-by before creeping up on the elderly man before lighting the fuse.

It happened right outside a cafe and an Indian restaurant and those inside rushed out to help the pair after hearing the explosions.

The onlookers had tried to stop the youths from targeting the pensioner, but their protests fell of deaf ears.  

It is not thought the pensioner was seriously injured despite being hit with the fireworks, which lit up green as they exploded.   

MailOnline has contacted the Metropolitan Police, but nobody was immediately available to comment. 



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