Boy, 12, questioned by police after three 12-year-olds hurt in fireworks incident

Police have said anyone under age, caught in possession of fireworks, will be dealt with 'robustly'. Credit: Press Association.

Two 12-year-old boys were seriously injured and a third was also hurt in a firework incident in Merseyside.

Police are questioning another boy, also aged 12, and have issued a warning about the dangers of fireworks.

The incident happened on Ridgewood Drive in St Helens last night.

One of the boys suffered minor burns to his hands and face, another substantial burns to his stomach and face and the third substantial burns to his hand and a fractured hand.

All were treated in hospital, where two remain.

We are speaking with the injured boys to piece together the full events of what's gone on in Ridgewood Drive, but are appealing for the public's help.

"This incident is yet another unwanted reminder of how dangerous fireworks can be in the wrong hands. While they have suffered burns, these boys could have suffered more serious injuries."

– Detective Inspector Robbie Moss, Merseyside Police
  • Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact St Helens CID on 0151 777 6049 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.