Cam­paign to help fam­ily of school­boy left in coma by fire­work

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A FUNDRAISER has been set up for the fam­ily of a Pol­lok school­boy left in a coma af­ter a fire­work ex­ploded and blew off two of his fin­gers.

Car­son Boyd, seven, was se­ri­ously in­jured in Pri­esthill on Tues­day and is cur­rently in the Royal Hos­pi­tal for Sick Chil­dren.

He is the third young­ster hurt by fire­works in Glas­gow over the last few days.

It is un­der­stood the young­ster un­der­went a 12-hour op­er­a­tion to save his hand. He also suf­fered se­ri­ous in­juries to his face and eyes.

A fundrais­ing page set up for his fam­ily, in­clud­ing mum Chantelle Boyd, who is orig­i­nally from Pol­lok­shields, has so far raised more than £1,500.

A state­ment on the page said: “Car­son spent 12 hours in surgery due to the fire­work ac­ci­dent. He has life chang­ing in­juries. He is now in a med­i­cally in­duced coma to help him rest and heal.

“The last thing any par­ent should be wor­ry­ing about at a time like this is money to add to the stress at this dif­fi­cult time.” Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing. The lat­est in­ci­dent comes af­ter we re­ported how fiveyear-old Cor­rah Brewis was hit on the head with a fire­work in Go­van.

A three-year-old girl was also in­jured in Pol­lok­shields.

Do­nate to Car­son’s cause at just­giv­ing.com/crowd­fund­ing/chantel­le­car­son

Chantelle and Car­son

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