Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell has appealed for parents in the Creggan area to be on the alert for children getting caught up in the use of fireworks in local parks .He was speaking following complaints from residents about fireworks being used in Bishops Field Park.
I was contacted by residents concerned that fireworks were being set off in the park at Bishops Field on Tuesday night.
If one of these firework goes off in a child’s hand or hits someone in the vicinity it could unfortunately result in someone being maimed or seriously injured.
The use of legally and illegally bought fireworks and bangers can make life a misery for many people across our city at this time of year and it has to stop. Fireworks should only be used in a controlled zone under the supervision of adults.
By all means enjoy the festivities at the like of Halloween, but be safe and do not let what should be a bit of fun turn into a nightmare, the consequences of which could be scars or disfigurement, which last a life time.