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messageWhat happened on Peckham Rye Park today? (November 25)
Posted by PeckhamRose 25 November, 2007 19:57

Police vans and helicopters and ambulances and rumours a kid was set alight. No news on the news yet. Anyone know?

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today?
Posted by boosboss 25 November, 2007 20:03

I heard a child had some sort of explosive device (poss firework) in his pocket which ignited and caused serious burns.

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today?
Posted by aidokel 25 November, 2007 21:26

Heard the same thing, though is a Virgin helicopter used by the emergency services? Or maybe they're renting out ad space... Cops had skate park cordened off, so maybe something quite serious, though it took at last 40 minutes for the 'copter to take off so couldn't be life threatening.

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today?
Posted by Asset 25 November, 2007 21:38

the air ambulance is a Virgin copter usually.

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today?
Posted by EDmummy 25 November, 2007 22:21

How horrific. Virgin do sponsor (pay for?) the London air ambulance. Saw it and heard the abundance of sirens this afternoon. Poor kid. Hope he is OK.

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today?
Posted by Catalyst 26 November, 2007 11:35

A car was on fire at the corner of Peckham Rye and Barry Road (just beside The Clockhouse) on Friday night. Dunno if it was malicious.

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today?
Posted by lilolil 26 November, 2007 15:59

I have been told that there was a group of teenagers. One of them cuaght alight, probably from a smoke bomb or something similar. His very good friends laughed and ran away........would like to hear any further news as a child I know witnessed it and has been left very traumatised.

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today?
Posted by safesurfer 26 November, 2007 22:35

we were in the kids playground next to the skate park where it happened. heard all the emergency vehicles arrive then everyone turned to see what was going on, there was a naked teenage boy who appeared to be fairly badly burned on his upper body. we didn't see how it initially happened but his friends had tried to extinguish him using their drinks but this wasn't working so they took all his clothes off. firemen arrived and administered first aid, then the air ambulance landed followed by police and regular ambulances. the boys mother, (I assume), was also at the scene very quickly. It was deeply disturbing to see. By this stage quite a group of onlookers were gathered in the playground and the police understandably asked everyone to politely go away before they moved the boy.

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today?
Posted by PeckhamRose 26 November, 2007 23:44

That poor kid. Do keep us informed and if there are any members of the forum involved and reading this, do know we are thinking of you and wishing the lad well.

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today?
Posted by ChavWivaLawDegree 27 November, 2007 08:42

My brother set himself on fire with fireworks when he was about 13. Him and his mates were throwing fireworks at eachother. He had to put some white cream stuff that looked like lard all over his burnt bits and cover it in plastic for a couple of weeks. He was ok in the end tho.

I hope this kid is more shocked than burnt, it put my brother off fireworks for a while anyway!

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today?
Posted by Keef 27 November, 2007 13:47

Poor lad, that must have been f**king scary!

This is why fireworks need to be taken off the streets. Sorry to be a kill joy, I love a firework party in the garden, but at the end of the day, age laws don't work any more than they do with booze and fags.

Lat year I was walking to the bus stop in Woolwich, and kids were throwing bangers around. I didn't realise what was happening til one went off about a foot away from my leg, I jumped out of my skin. It's just so bloody dangerous, and a miracle that more things like this don't happen.

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today?
Posted by spadetownboy 27 November, 2007 14:38

ChavWivaLawDegree Wrote:
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> My brother set himself on fire with fireworks when
> he was about 13. Him and his mates were throwing
> fireworks at eachother. He had to put some white
> cream stuff that looked like lard all over his
> burnt bits and cover it in plastic for a couple of
> weeks. He was ok in the end tho.
>
> I hope this kid is more shocked than burnt, it put
> my brother off fireworks for a while anyway!


serves him right.

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today?
Posted by ChavWivaLawDegree 27 November, 2007 15:04

thanx, very christian of you

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today?
Posted by cazkid 27 November, 2007 15:57

virgin actually donated copters to the london air service
because of all the times sir richard has been rescued by them

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today?
Posted by luke dogwalker 27 November, 2007 16:24

Keef Wrote:
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> Poor lad, that must have been f**king scary!
>
> This is why fireworks need to be taken off the
> streets. Sorry to be a kill joy, I love a firework
> party in the garden, but at the end of the day,
> age laws don't work any more than they do with
> booze and fags.
>
> Lat year I was walking to the bus stop in
> Woolwich, and kids were throwing bangers around. I
> didn't realise what was happening til one went off
> about a foot away from my leg, I jumped out of my
> skin. It's just so bloody dangerous, and a miracle
> that more things like this don't happen.


I agree. They are like bombs in the wrong hands and if used incorrectly. They have been going off around here for weeks nowangry smiley

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today?
Posted by spadetownboy 27 November, 2007 20:59

ChavWivaLawDegree Wrote:
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> thanx, very christian of you


pleasure

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today?
Posted by TillieTrotter 27 November, 2007 21:22

How did we ever survive??sad smiley

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today?
Posted by bloke 05 December, 2007 15:44

Just to update people. The boy was seriously injured by a smoke bomb in his pocket. He suffered 40% burns (3rd degree burns). He almost didn't make it through the night, but is stable in a hospital outside of London.

It was not a malicious attack, but a very horrific accident.

I was one of 3 adults who tried to do whatever we could. I hope those other 2 adults (and their kids) are able to move on with their lives, as this was deeply traumatising for all involved. It has helped me greatly to hear that he will make a full recovery, and that the fast actions of those people who called 999, and gave First Aid probably saved a young life.

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today?
Posted by citizenED 05 December, 2007 15:48

Thanks for this, bloke. I know someone who was in the park that day with their three small children. I met them on their return. They were pretty upset by the whole event. Be good to let them know that the lad pulled through.

citizen

Welcome to the forum, btw

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today?
Posted by Keef 05 December, 2007 16:11

Good on ya bloke!!!

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today?
Posted by TillieTrotter 05 December, 2007 16:17

Nice bloke.thumbs up

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today?
Posted by lilolil 05 December, 2007 21:15

Thanks for the pm bloke! I shall pass the message on.........

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today?
Posted by ChavWivaLawDegree 06 December, 2007 08:53

I didn't realise it was so serious. I hope he's going to be ok.

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today (last November)?
Posted by Pedro Rey 08 April, 2008 14:20

Does anyone know how the young lad who suffered the horrendous burns in the skate park is doing? Is he recovering well?

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today (last November)?
Posted by keano77 17 May, 2009 21:31

Well, i was one of the people helping the poor child out.
He was carrying a homemade smoke bomb that day and it wasn't lighting when he put the lighter to it.
He then put some petrol over the bomb. He was playing around with his lighter after that and then his bomb seemed to ignite in his pocket.
The surrounding kids did nothing to help: some ran off, others just stared.
I t must have been a hurrendous ordeal for the child but i have heard that he was put in a special burns unit outside London.
On the first night he almost gave up hope and passed away, but he stayed with us and he is now recovering from his burns slowly but well.
It was quite a shocking ordeal for me aswell, let alone the boy.

messageRe: What happened on Peckham Rye Park today? (November 25)
Posted by PeckhamRose 17 May, 2009 22:16

keano that was good of you to track down my original posting, and let us know what happened.
How time flies. Makes me realise how long I have been a member of this forum!
I hope time heals your emotions and his injuries.


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