Hunt for fire­work yobs af­ter girl hurt

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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.”

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