UPDATE: Police Continue Investigation After Firework Explosion


Last night, Police continued to search the property in Southampton belonging to a 20-year-old man after he was injured by a homemade firework.

On Friday night, after reports of an explosion on Silverdale Road, the emergency services were called and treated the casualty for severe injuries to his hands.

The man was then taken to Southampton General Hospital initially, but was then transferred to Odstock Burns Unit near Salisbury for specialist treatment.

To ensure no further risk, police and bomb disposal teams were called to the scene at approximately 9.30pm to conduct a search of the home.

This search was confirmed by a Spokeswoman who told the Daily Echo:

“The search is taking place to ensure that there is nothing inside the property that poses any further risk to the public.”

Police Officers remained at the scene throughout the night and were still there yesterday evening.


BA English student at the University of Southampton and News Editor of the Wessex Scene 2014-2015.

Leave A Reply