Bonfire night in the South

Bonfire night preparations are underway across the South, but the biggest celebration will take place in Lewes in Sussex. 6 different societies compete at the event.

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Lewes Bonfire celebrations

It's thought to be the biggest bonfire night celebration in the world. 30 thousand people descended on the town of Lewes in Sussex last night to watch 6 bonfire societies parade through the narrow streets.

86 people were treated for minor injuries and 14 arrests were made. But overall, it was a spectacular night - Charlotte Wilkins was there.

Thousands turn up for Lewes bonfire night

Over 30,000 people turned up last night for the annual Lewes Bonfire celebrations.

A total of 14 arrests were made, two of which were for throwing fireworks.

Eighty-six were treated by ambulance crews, with four being taken to hospital.

None of the injuries were believed to be serious.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue had a relatively quiet night, dealing with 6 incidents.

One was an out of control bonfire.


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