By Sarah Keane • 01 November 2020 • 15:30
TODDLER hit in the face by firework which set her house on fire
A two-year-old girl was injured after a firework which was thrown into her garden hit her in the face. The toddler was standing at a patio door in her back garden with her parents when an unidentified person threw the firework over a fence. It struck the girl in the face, causing a burn, before setting the patio curtains alight.
Police said the incident occurred at a house in Rockfield Heights in Newry, Northern Ireland, on Saturday, October 31.
Police have launched a hunt for those responsible, BelfastLive reports.
A spokesman said: “Police are appealing for witnesses after a two year old child was injured by a firework thrown into the garden of her home in Rockfield Heights, Newry yesterday evening, Saturday 31 October.
“The little girl was standing on the back doorstep with her parents at around 8.15pm when the firework was thrown over the fence and struck her on her face causing a large burn. The firework then exploded and set alight the curtains on the patio doors, which were open. The child’s coat was also burned,” the spokesman said.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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