Police were called to South Shields town centre following reports of anti-social behaviour.
At around 5.30pm on Monday night Northumbria Police officers received a report that a group of youths were setting off fireworks outside of McDonald's on King Street in the town.
Police attended the scene but the suspected group had already left.
Officers carried out inquiries but established that no crimes had been committed.
No one was injured.
A spokeswoman for the force said: “At 5.30pm yesterday police received a report of anti-social behaviour outside McDonald’s on King Street, South Shields.
“Officers were told that a group of youths had congregated and allegedly set off fireworks outside of the premises.
“Police attended the scene and the suspected group of youths had already made off.
"Officers carried out inquiries and established no crimes had been committed. Nobody was injured.”