Boy pushed into bonfire

A seven-year-old boy has suffered burns to his neck and back after he was pushed into a small fire close to a bonfire site in Coleraine.

Tyler Hutchinson was hurt at Daneshill Road on the Ballysally estate at 2pm on Wednesday.

His father, Trevor, said the youngster was pushed by older youths at the site.

“One of the fellas put his hands up on Tyler’s chest and pushed him backwards. The whole skin is lifted from the back of his neck- from ear to ear,” he told the BBC.

“The boys who did this, I don’t know what they were thinking,”

Tyler was treated in hospital for his injuries.

Anyone who can help police with their enquiries is asked to contact them on 0845 600 8000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.