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27/09/2021

Parents urged to be to be vigilant after children aged as young as five seen throwing fireworks

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Children as young as five have been seen throwing fireworks in a Derry estate, it has emerged. Independent Councillor Gary Donnelly said he has witnessed children as young as five or six throwing them in the Creggan estate. "Groups of young people are attacking motorists and pedestrians with fireworks and there has been a couple of near misses," said Councillor Donnelly. "I personally witnessed some children as young as five or six firing them at each other in the Cromore area and I have been contacted workers from businesses in Central Drive which have also been targeted. "It's putting people off using the shops in the area and losing shop owners valuable trade. I'm calling on parents to ensure their children are not involved and there is also the danger of a young person involved being badly hurt using these fireworks. "Anyone selling fireworks to children bear responsibility for hurt or damage caused," he added.

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