Thrown firework leaves Sheffield schoolgirl with burns to her face and burst ear drum

A Sheffield schoolgirl has been left with burns to her face and a burst eardrum after a thrown firework exploded near her.

Friday, 6th November 2020, 9:19 pm

The girl was walking home from Outwood Academy today when she was hit by a firework believed to have been thrown by other pupils.

A post on the S13 Facebook group from the girl’s mother a short time ago said that her daughter had been left with burns to her face and a burst eardrum due to the incident.

The post has since been shared more than 4,000 times and received more than 1,000 reactions.

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The photo shared by the girl's mum on Facebook.

The girl’s mother recently updated the post to say that the police had attended her home and informed her that they believed children had been selling fireworks within the school.

She said: “This is not just about my daughter but the bigger scale that underage children are selling fireworks.

“I really want parents to know that their children can easily obtain them and the damage that it can cause.

“They are not to be used maliciously and that they are been abused and not used for their original purchase.

“Children of this day and age should be properly educated regarding the dangers of illegal selling."

The incident comes after a night of serious disorder in Sheffield which saw roads set alight and emergency services workers targetted with fireworks.

South Yorkshire Police said fireworks were used in a series of attacks across the city on Bonfire Night while a national police chief today called for an ‘urgent review’ into their sale.

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