Woman seriously injured after being struck by firework in Galway

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Woman Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Firework In Galway
This young woman was seriously injured in the incident and was removed from the scene by ambulance.
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James Cox

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a young woman was struck in the face by a firework in Eyre Square, Galway city overnight.

The young woman was seriously injured in the incident and was removed from the scene by ambulance.

Shortly after midnight on Friday morning, October 22nd, a firework struck a woman who was sitting at a bus stop near the taxi rank at the top of Eyre Square.

It is understood that the firework had been launched from close to the Tourist Information Kiosk on Eyre Square which is situated across the street from where the injured party was sitting.

Gardaí understand there was a large group of people in Eyre Square at the time and are now asking that any person who may have witnessed the incident make contact with the investigating team.

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In particular gardaí in Galway are appealing to anyone who may have video footage of the incident, either on mobile phone, CCTV or dash-cam to make contact with them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigating gardaí on 091-538000/ 091-538036 or the confidential line 1800 666 111.

"An Garda Síochána reminds the public that the possession of fireworks without a licence is illegal, and we continue to warn the public of the dangers of their unauthorised use," a Garda spokesperson said.

"Anyone who has information about those in possession of fireworks illegally is asked to make contact with their local Garda Station or the Garda Confidential line and to report such matters."

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