Mum Calls For Ban On Home Fireworks After One Explodes In Daughter's Face

17 November 2016, 00:01 | Updated: 17 November 2016, 15:56

A Devon mum wants to ban the sale of fireworks for private displays after one misfired and exploded in her daughter's face.

Four year old Maisie was watching them at a safe distance in a field behind the farm house near Combe Martin but one unexpectedly fired at her and got caught in her scarf.

Since she was injured she's been taken into theatre five times at Bristol Children's Hospital and had 2 skin grafts.

Mum Stephanie Roe tells Heart reporter Charlotte Gay why she wanted to stop people having home displays.

Doctors say Maisie will be scarred for life, but it could have been a lot worse if the firework had injured her eyes, hearing or throat.

Her family say they're very proud at how resilience she's been throughout the trauma of the past fortnight.



Stephanie's supporting this petition to ban the sale of fireworks to the public and only approve organised displays. It's since had more than 100,000 signatures which has triggered a debate in parliament which is yet to be scheduled.