North-east dad’s terror as lit firework lands on car

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A north-east man has described the terrifying moment a lit firework was hurled at his car – with his four-year-old daughter inside.

Graeme Murray was travelling along Dale Road in Peterhead when the explosive hit his car.

The 26-year-old said the rocket came “flying towards” them moments after he had rolled the windows up, and admitted the incident could have been a lot worse.

Police have confirmed they are investigating the matter.

Mr Murray was taking his daughter to see her granny when the incident happened on Thursday.

Having pulled up to a junction and been flashed to pull out, he made the maneouvre but believes that it was the occupants of that car that set off the firework in his direction.


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The landscape gardener said: “It’s a tight road so when I had pulled out after they flashed me to go first, I had tucked the car in so they could get past.

“I heard a noise, then I saw a rocket flying towards us. I tried to move out of the way but it hit the back window where my daughter was sitting.”

Mr Murray said his daughter was still shaken by the incident, and urged anyone with information to contact the police.

Local councillor Alan Fakley slammed the culprits, and said: “People need to stay safe and be careful around fireworks.”

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