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A boy has suffered blast injuries to his hand after playing with fireworks.
Fire crews were called to Glebe Street, Offerton, at 5.32pm.
On arrival they found a 10 year old boy with burn and blast injuries to his left hand. Further investigation showed that he had suffered a partial amputation of the index finger and a split thumb.
It was noticed that illegal fireworks were being used in the area and the Fire Service quickly seized approximately 6 of the prohibited 'banger' type.
Please stay safe this Bonfire period, do not misuse fireworks and try to attend organised displays.
For further information on how to stay safe visit safe4autumn.com