Teenager dies after fireworks 'hurled' down street in Halifax on Bonfire Night

Fireworks were being fired in the street. Credit: MEN Media

A teenage boy has died near to where fireworks were being "hurled" down a street in Halifax on Bonfire Night.

The 17-year-old was found injured the garden of a house in Vickerman Street, Halifax at 8.15pm on Saturday. He was rushed to hospital where he later died.

An eyewitness said fireworks were being "hurled" in the street by youths at the time the teenager was found injured. She described the scenes as "horrendous".

West Yorkshire Police has referred itself to the police watchdog, the Independent Office for Police Conduct, after confirming officers were in the street before the incident due to fireworks being set off.

A force spokesman said: "Police were called by the ambulance service just before 8.15pm on Saturday, 5 November, following reports of an injured male in the garden of a property in Vickerman Street, Halifax. A 17-year-old male was taken to hospital where he died.

"Scene is open and force has referred itself to the IOPC as police had been called to the street beforehand due to fireworks being set off."

It came as police in riot gear came under attack in an unrelated incident after a fire was started in a street in Leeds.

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