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'I wasn't asked for ID': ITV Granada Reports investigation finds shopkeepers willing to sell fireworks to underage youth

ITV Granada Reports has raised concerns about whether enough is being done to prevent underage firework sales. It follows a special investigation by Matt O'Donoghue and Anna Youssef which uncovered shopkeepers willing to sell goods to a 16-year-old girl, without asking for ID.

In the same report, members of one community say they feel terrorised and under siege by the actions of some youths who posses fireworks.


Firefighters issue bonfire night warning

Firefighters have issued a stark reminder ahead of Bonfire Night to only call 999 in a real life emergency.

They say hoax calls and mindless anti-social behaviour can put lives at risk. They alsowant to remind people of the firework code and advise people to only attend an organised display, where possible.

  • Matt Price's report contains flashing images.

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:

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