Hunt for firework yobs after girl hurt
Police are hunting thugs who injured a 10-year-old girl with fireworks in an attack in Rutherglen.
The incident, which left the victim with “minor” injuries, happened on the Main Street, near the underpass below Mill Street.
Pamela Mitchell was leaving the Picture House pub as the incident was taking place. She told the Reformer she heard explosions and smoke coming from the underpass.
She said: “Suddenly there were whizzing sounds of actual fireworks coming towards us.
“I had my seven-month-old baby so ran down the street in case we got hit.
“There were around four more fireworks, not as loud as the first one. We crossed the road when they stopped and saw a young schoolgirl had been hit in the leg by the first one.
“I presume this was something that malfunctioned because of the noise and smoke it left.”
The incident happened at 4pm on Monday, June 6. Police are appealing for witnesses.
A spokesman said: “About 4pm on Monday, June 6, 2016, police received a report about a 10-year-old girl having been struck with a firework at the underpass near to Main Street, Rutherglen.
“The girl sustained a minor injury to her leg and police enquiries are on-going, including examination of CCTV.
“Members of the public who have information about this incident are asked to contact police on the 101 number.”