Boy seriously injured by Lincoln bonfire
A 14-year-old boy is receiving specialist care in hospital after being badly burned by a bonfire in Lincoln.
Police were called to a house in Roman Pavement at around 10pm last night after reports of youngsters being injured by a bonfire.
A group of five teenagers had set a bonfire in a metal bin in a back garden.
It is believed that accelerant was added to the fire causing it to flash – injuring a 12-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy.
The 12-year-old was treated locally for minor burns but the older boy is now in hospital in Birmingham.
A 15-year-old local boy has been arrested in connection with this incident and he is currently helping police with their enquiries.
And police are now warning youngsters about the dangers of setting bonfires.
DI Suzanne Davies said: “This is an awful incident that has led to a local youngster being seriously hurt.
"It really demonstrates the huge dangers of messing around with fire, especially where accelerants are used.
"We hope that by releasing some details of this incident we can discourage youngsters from taking similar risks in the run-up to Bonfire Night.”