No further police action after boy burnt in Lincoln Bonfire incident

A teenager who was arrested after a boy was severely burnt when accelerant was poured on a bin fire has been released without charge, and no further police action will be taken.

The 15-year-old was arrested in connection with the incident which happened at around 10pm on Sunday, October 20.

A group of five teenagers set a bonfire in a metal bin in a back garden at a house on Roman Pavement, off Greetwell Road in Lincoln.

It is believed that accelerant was added to the fire causing it to flash, which injured a 12-year-old boy, while a 14-year-old boy was severely burnt and received specialist treatment at a hospital in Birmingham.

Lincolnshire Police have warned youngsters about the dangers of setting bonfires.

DI Suzanne Davies said: “This is an awful incident that has led to a local youngster being seriously hurt.

“It really demonstrates the huge dangers of messing around with fire, especially where accelerants are used.

“We hope that by releasing some details of this incident we can discourage youngsters from taking similar risks in the run-up to Bonfire Night.”