A BOY died after falling through a greenhouse while fireworks were being “hurled” across a street on Bonfire Night.
Qais Muhammad, 17, from Bradford, died after accidentally injuring himself while running away from chaotic scenes on Vickerman Street in Halifax on Bonfire Night.
It is understood the teenager jumped over a fence in a back garden before crashing into a greenhouse and fatally cutting himself on the glass.
He was rushed to hospital but, despite the best efforts of medics, he sadly could not be saved.
A notice posted to the Janaza Announcements page on Facebook has now named the teenager as Qais Muhammad.
Residents told Yorkshire Live on Sunday that fireworks were hurled in the direction of riot police who had been called to deal with the chaos in the moments before Qais’ tragic death.
One man said the scenes ‘resembled World War Three.’
A 33-year-old woman who lives on Vickerman Street, but did not want to be named, said she called an ambulance after noticing Qais had injured himself while running through back gardens on the street. “He jumped onto the greenhouse and that is how he got injured,” she said.
The mum added another resident tended to the 17-year-old as an operator from Yorkshire Ambulance Service gave instructions over the phone before an ambulance arrived. “It was an accident. There was nothing we could do,” she told Yorkshire Live.
West Yorkshire Police have confirmed the force has referred itself to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) as officers had been called to the street to deal with a fireworks incident before Qais was found seriously injured.
A spokesperson for the force said: “Police were contacted by the ambulance service shortly before 8:15pm yesterday evening (Saturday, November 5) following reports of an injured male in the garden of a property on Vickerman Street, Halifax.
“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.
“The matter has been reported to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) as police were called to the vicinity due to a report of fireworks being set off prior to the incident.”