Woman seriously injured in firework attack

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The woman's eye was injured in the attack

AN ELDERY woman had her eye damaged after yobs threw a firework at her as she waited at a bus stop.

The 66-year-old woman was waiting on Lochgelly Roadin Lumphinnans at around 6.40pm on Wednesday night when the passenger in a moving car hurled a banger at her.

Police say the woman was lucky not to lose her eye and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

PC Stewart Kinnell, who is leading the enquiry, said “A 66yr old pensioner, innocently waiting in a bus shelter, was injured on Wednesday night through the thoughtless actions of a passenger in a vehicle, who whilst passing, threw a ‘banger’ firework into the shelter. The vehicle which approached from Lochgelly continued on toward Cowdenbeath.

“The ‘banger’ exploded leading to her suffering injury to her left eye which required hospital treatment. This was a highly irresponsible thing to do and it is fortunate that the woman did not lose the sight in her eye.

“I would appeal to any person who was in the area at the time of this offence or who may have experienced something similar which could help with this enquiry to call us on 0845 600 5702 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where all calls are treated anonymously.”

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