A family were left too scared to drive as fireworks were set off in the middle of a busy dual carriageway.

A 34-year-old woman, along with her sister, 39, and mum were traveling along Aigburth Road near St Charles Church at around 6.30pm on Monday, November 21, when they were forced to stop in their tracks. Ahead of them was what they described as "professional fireworks" being set off from the middle of the dual carriageway.

The family, who were on their way to see an elderly relative at The Liverpool Royal University Hospital, say they were in disbelief when they first saw the display.

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They told The ECHO: "We were on our way to go and see my Grandmother who is in The Royal and just saw all these fireworks coming from the middle of the carriageway. My sister stopped and was terrified of driving in case one went off underneath the car.

"Every time we thought they stopped another one would go off, and they were huge fireworks - like professional ones. We were stopped for about five minutes in total.

"It was two minutes before I started recording and then we were there for like two minutes after. There was traffic queuing back on both sides and a huge group of people watching the fireworks."

Footage taken by the family shows Aigburth Road was covered in smoke as a number of fireworks were set off from what looks like a pavement in between the dual carriageway.

The family said: "Once it was clear we drove past and my sister beeped her horn, they were telling us to f*** off. It was dangerous and not safe for people driving on the road.

"It was scary. I'm just glad we didn't have kids in the car. I completely understand if people want to set off fireworks, but do it in the park."

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