A MOTHER has spoke about the danger of fireworks after a rocket hit her five-year-old daughter’s head during Bonfire Night.

Rachel Brewis was walking along the street with her daughter Corrah in Govan’s Nimmo Drive on Monday night when the device belted off the youngster’s head.

The St Constantine Primary pupil immediately let out a cry and when the family, including dad Connor, 25, and three-month-old Conlon, returned home to check her over, they spotted the schoolgirl’s head was covered in blood with a cut.

She was rushed to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow where she was treated for the head injury. It is understood medics described the incident as a ‘freak accident’.

Rachel, 26, said: “We left my friend’s house which is literally round the corner from my own.

“My wee girl’s is terrified of fireworks and loud noises so we were not out for Bonfire Night.

“The firework just came from nowhere and there wasn’t anyone round about us setting off, it was quite quiet.”

She added: “The stick was burnt but the actual firework hadn’t exploded. It must have not exploded in the air. People must be buying cheap fireworks because that has went up and not fully exploded.”

Her daughter has been left petrified by the incident and Rachel wants to warn others about the dangers of fireworks.

“It could have been a lot worse. I will not be going anywhere next Bonfire Night after this experience.”

Drumchapel councillor Paul Carey has been calling for a ban on the sale of fireworks to the public for several years.

He hit out at the latest incident, and advised he plans to write to the Scottish Police Federation and the Fire Brigades Union to support his call for a ban. He has also previously wrote to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon calling for action to stop pop up shops selling fireworks; a consultation to ban the sale of fireworks to the public and tougher sentences for those who use fireworks for anti-social behaviour.

He said: “I believe that it is only a matter of time before someone loses their life as a result of being attacked by fireworks. If you look at the disgraceful scenes in the Evening Times yesterday that tells you that action is needed urgently now, and what we need is for the Scottish Government and local authorities to work together quickly to bring an end to this madness.

“The fireworks being set off now are like miniature bombs. In my own ward last year the police were baited into an area where they were attacked by fireworks and this now appears to be a trend where emergency services are being targeted and is totally unacceptable.”