A baby’s clothes were set alight after thugs threw a lit firework into the child’s pram from a passing car.
The horrific incident occurred on November 6 in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, as a car passed the buggy near a junction.
Police say the firework was thrown from a small hatchback car which fled the scene as the child’s clothing was left smouldering.
The child needed to be doused, but thankfully did not sustain any injuries.
Police have launched a manhunt for the group of yobs following the random attack.
Police constable Sam Allen said: “We do not believe the child was targeted in this incident and although the firework burned their clothing fortunately they were not injured.
“However, it was a very distressing incident and could have resulted in serious harm.
“We are very keen to speak to anyone who has information or was in the area at the time and has dashcam footage that could assist our inquiries.”
A spokesman for Bedfordshire Police said today: “Officers are appealing for information after a lit firework was thrown out of a vehicle hitting a nearby child.
“At around 9am, at the junction of High Street South and Periwinkle Lane, occupants of a small hatchback threw a lit firework from a vehicle which hit a young child in a buggy.”