Live updates

Councillor speaks after firework accident involving children

Neighbours of a ten year old boy from Nelson who was injured in a firework accident say he's undergone surgery this afternoon.

The boy was playing with friends on this patch of wasteland at the bottom of Albert Street in the town when it's believed a firework exploded in his face.

He was taken to Alderhey Hospital in Liverpool by air ambulance for treatment.

Three others who were also hurt in the blast are said to be recovering at home. Councillor Wayne Blackburn from Pendle Borough Council spoke to Matt O'Donoghue:

Advertisement

Advertisement