PEOPLE are being reminded about the importance of celebrating Bonfire Night safely this weekend

According to NHS Digital, 545 visits to A&Es across England between October 29 and November 12 last year were as a result of fireworks.

Andy Summerbell, head of emergency preparedness, resilience and response to NHS England Cumbria and North-East, said: “The message at this time of year is have fun, stay safe, wrap up well and get home safely if you are out celebrating.

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“I’d advise to go to an organised fireworks display, where all appropriate precautions will have been considered.”

“Sadly, despite annual warnings, it is inevitable that our region’s accident and emergency departments see some injuries related to the celebrations taking place around this time of year.”