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We can confirm we received a report that a child had been injured as a result of a firework being set alight in Huyton today, Sunday 25 September.
At around 2.45pm it was reported that a 12-year-old boy was injured in the head and body from a firework in the garden of a property on Pennard Avenue.
Ambulance attended and has taken the child to hospital for treatment.
Paramedics also treated a person who had fainted.
Officers from Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue (MFRS) attended and are currently investigating the circumstances into the incident.
Chief Inspector Gary O’Rourke said: ““Enquiries are in the very early stages to establish the circumstances into how the 12-year-old boy was injured by a firework.
“A full enquiry by Merseyside Police and MFRS is taking place to establish the facts.”
Anyone in the area with information, CCTV or dashcam can contact us on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 562 of 125 September.You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form:https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.
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