A teenager has died after being found injured near to where fireworks were being “hurled” on Bonfire Night.
The 17-year-old boy was found hurt in the garden of a property in Halifax, West Yorkshire, shortly after 8pm on Saturday 5th November.
He was taken to hospital where he died, police said.
Reports say the teenager had jumped over a fence and crashed into a greenhouse after “scenes of chaos” on Vickerman Street, as a large group threw fireworks towards police.
West Yorkshire Police has referred itself to the watchdog, the Independent Office for Police Conduct, over the incident after officers had been called to the street “due to fireworks being set off”.
“Police were contacted by the ambulance service shortly before 8:15pm on Saturday evening following reports of an injured male in the garden of a property,” said a spokesperson.
“The 17-year-old male was taken to hospital where, sadly, he died of his injuries. A scene is currently on in the area as officers establish the full facts of what has happened.”
It came as police across the UK reported violence and anti-social behaviour linked to Bonfire Night, with disorder described as “disgraceful”.
In West Yorkshire, riot officers were called in to deal with disorder in Leeds when fireworks were thrown towards police in the city’s Hyde Park area.
In Bradford East, emergency services, a police car and fire engine were attacked. Four were arrested and have been released on bail whilst enquiries are ongoing.