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Flare burns woman and child at Brisbane Roar match

Besart Berisha (left) and Daniel Bowles contest for the ball during the Melbourne Victory versus Brisbane Roar A-League round seven match at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.
Besart Berisha (left) and Daniel Bowles contest for the ball during the Melbourne Victory versus Brisbane Roar A-League round seven match at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. AAP Image - Julian Smith

A WOMAN and a child received burns after flares were set off at the Melbourne Victory v Brisbane Roar game on Friday night.

The woman aged in her 20s and boy, aged 12, are not related but both received burns after five flares were set off at the A-League soccer match held at Etihad Stadium.

Two teenage boys from Melbourne's northern suburbs have been arrested and are assisting police.

North West Metro Commander Rick Nugent said it was highly dangerous and illegal to let off flares, yet the criminal activity continued to increase.

He said last season there were eight incidents where flares were let off but since this season began, on October 10, 38 flares had been let off and 200 chairs broken.

Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au

 

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