Fireworks display in Ely halted early tonight after firework explodes in man’s face

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A public firework display in Ely tonight ended early after a firework is thought to have exploded in a man’s face.

An eye witness described seeing what he thinks was one of the organisers “lighting what must have been a faulty firework – although that is my personal opinion”.

He said: “The display started off extremely well however the display was unable to finish due to a horrific accident.

“The firework didn’t seem to have a delay due to the fact it exploded in the man’s face.

“An ambulance was called and arrived shortly after the incident.”


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Others have taken to social media to explain what they saw as the firework display at Cherry Hill was under way.

“My family and I watched this man hit the ground as the fireworks knocked hi helmet off,” she said.”

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“My daughter shouted man down and a steward heard her and went running over .In the 25 years I have been to this display there has never been an accident.

“My thoughts and prayers go out to this man and family doing his job and I wish him a speedy recovery.”

Another woman said her husband, a doctor, was with her at the event and he went to help. She said the injured man has been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

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