Man fined after throwing firework that landed next to child

Police have fined a man who threw a firework in a park.
Police have fined a man who threw a firework in a park.

A man has been fined after he threw a firework that landed next to a four-year--old child.

The incident happened in Towneley Park, Burnley, at the end of September and the 20-year-old culprit was found as so many witnesses came forward to identify him.

A spokesman for Burnley and Padiham Police said: "The man was given a £90 fine for throwing the firework that landed near the feet of a four-year-old child.

"The child was pretty traumatised by the incident so thank you and well done to the witnesses who came forward which contributed towards identifying the man."

Under the Fireworks Act of 2003 it is against the law to throw or cast or fire any firework in or into any highway, street, thoroughfare or public space.