Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has appealed for parents in the Bogside area of Derry to be on the alert for their children getting caught up in the use of fireworks in the area .She was speaking following complaints from residents that fireworks are being fired at cars in the Westland Street /Lecky Road over the last few weekends.
Councillor Logue said
“I have been contacted by residents and motorists concerned that fireworks are being set off in the vicinity of Westland Street and the Lecky Road Flyover over the past few weekends.
“Fireworks have also been targeted at passing cars which could result in a serious road traffic accident or damage to vehicles.
“If one of these fireworks 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 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 likes 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 lifetime.