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Salmond spokesman: Alex is now 'all over East Sussex'

Alex Salmond's spokesman has made light of pictures appearing to show an effigy of Scotland's outgoing First Minister being exploded at a bonfire parade.

Sussex Police said the figure of Mr Salmond would be withdrawn from the Lewes display after social media complaints, yet images from the crowd appeared to show it being blown up.

As well as the SNP being all over Scotland, Alex Salmond is now all over East Sussex.

– Spokesman for Alex Salmond

Fourteen arrests in 'bonfire capital of the world'

Fourteen people were arrested and four taken to hospital as an estimated 30,000 revellers poured into an East Sussex town famous for its bonfire night celebrations.

Months of planning preparation are devoted to the event in the East Sussex town of Lewes - which is known as the bonfire capital of the world.

The Lewes Bonfire Society's parade through Lewes, in East Sussex, as part of their bonfire night celebrations. Credit: PA Wire

Of the 14 arrests, Sussex Police said two were for throwing fireworks and others were for being drunk and disorderly and public order offences.

A total of 86 people were treated by South East Coast Ambulance Service and St John Ambulance, with four people needing hospital treatment although none of the injuries were believed to be serious.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service reported a quiet night, with fire crews called out to deal with six incidents, including an out of control bonfire.


Children carry traditional bonfire night Tar Barrel

Children from the Devonshire village of Ottery St Mary carry the traditional Tar Barrel through the streets. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Children from the Devonshire village of Ottery St Mary exchange the traditional Tar Barrel through the streets Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
A boy carries the traditional Tar Barrel through the streets. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Five injured by fireworks

At least five people have been treated by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service after they were injured in separate incidents on Bonfire Night.

A teenager is being treated by paramedics after a firework exploded into his eye in Salford, while three people needed treatment for burns after a bonfire in a wheelie bin.

A fifteen year old suffered cuts to his face after he was hit in the face by a firework in Bolton.

For more information on the incidents visit ITV Granada.

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