A group of masked kids petrified shoppers in Welling by throwing lit fireworks inside a busy newsagents.

Teenagers burst into the shop in Londis in Central Avenue at about 7pm last night - Halloween.

One witness, who was in the firing line, said the ordeal was terrifying.

The customer, who did not want to be named, said: "A firework landed a feet away from me, so if I hadn't have run it would have definitely hit me. Whoever they were ran away.

"It has really affected me, it was petrifying. There were two other customers and two shop keepers in there but they were over the other side of the shop so it definitely wouldn't have hit them, but if it had hit something explosive or corrosive, it could have done a lot more damage.

"Someone will get hurt by these stupid actions, I just feel incredibly lucky that I realised and ran!"

A Londis employee told News Shopper there were three boys who burst in and threw the fireworks inside the store.

He said: "There were two fireworks I think, big ones. Everybody ran straight away, shoppers and children, just ran. Nobody knew what was exactly happening.

"The boys just ran away. They had their faces covered."

Bexley Police had extra patrols on the streets last night to stop Halloween anti-social behaviour.

A spokesman for the Met said: "Police were called to reports of a group of youths throwing fireworks inside a shop on Central Avenue, Welling at about 7pm on Tuesday 31 October.

"No damage or injuries reported."

Police have not arrested anybody but are continuing to investigate.