Young woman suffers "life-changing injuries" after being hit in face with firework in Galway
She was hit by the firework shortly after midnight.
A young woman in her 20s has been seriously injured after she was hit in the face with a firework.
The incident took place in Eyre Square, Co. Galway last night.
It is understood the woman was sitting at a bus stop near the taxi rank in Eyre Square when she was hit.
The incident occurred at midnight on October 21st.
The firework was launched near the Tourist Information Kiosk, which is across the street from where the woman was sitting.
She was rushed from the scene to the hospital where she is being treated for her injuries.
Gardaí confirmed she has suffered "life-changing injuries".
It is believed Eyre Square was busy when the young woman was hit by the firework. Gardaí have urged anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward immediately and help with the investigation.
🔥🚒 Some key safety messages from Galway Fire and Rescue Service in the build-up to Halloween around the use of fireworks & the lighting of bonfires. pic.twitter.com/byahrg8zGG
— Galway City Council (@GalwayCityCo) October 22, 2021
Gardaí warned the public of the dangers of fireworks, especially as we approach Halloween.
"We continue to warn the public of the dangers of their unauthorised use. 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.”
There has been an increase in anti-social behaviour in the Galway area over the last few months. Gardaí are considering closing off Eyre Square in a bid to solve the ongoing problem.
People with CCTV or dash-cam footage have also been urged to come forward and make contact with the team investigating this brutal attack.
Anyone with information has been told to contact Gardaí in Galway on 091-538000/ 091-538036. You can also contact the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111.