A FUNDRAISER has been set up for the family of a young schoolboy who is in a coma after a firework exploded and blew off two of his fingers.

Carson Boyd, 7, from the city's Pollok, was seriously injured by the firework in Priesthill on Tuesday and is currently in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

He is the third youngster to have received a serious injury in Glasgow over the last few days - as a result of fireworks.

It is understood that the youngster underwent a 12-hour operation to save his hand. He also had serious injuries to his face and eyes.

Now a fundraising page which has attracted over £1,200 worth of donations so far has been set up for his family including mum Chantelle Boyd, who is originally from Pollokshields.

A statement on the page said: " Carson spent 12 hours in surgery due to the firework accident. He has life changing injuries. He is now in a medically induced coma to help him rest and heal.

"The last thing any parent should be worrying about at a time like this is money to add to the stress at this difficult time."

Police Scotland said they were aware of the incident and enquiries were ongoing.

The latest incident comes after we reported that a five-year-old was hit on the head with a firework in Govan.

The youngster's mother Rachel Brewis told how her daughter Corrah needed treatment for a head injury after a rocket belted off the schoolgirl's head.

Rachel, 26, expressed her fears over firework safety after she claimed the rocket appeared to have not exploded and came out of no where.

A three-year-old girl was also injured during a fireworks gathering in Pollokshields.

You can donate to the page https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/chantellecarson