VIDEO: Liam Gallagher fan reportedly left scarred for life after being hit with flare at Sheffield gig
20 November 2019, 20:48 | Updated: 20 November 2019, 20:51
According to reports, a female gig-goer's clothes were set alight after a flare was thrown in the crowd during DMA'S set at Sheffield’s FlyDSA Arena.
A Liam Gallagher fan was reportedly left "scarred for life" after a flare was thrown into the crowd during his Sheffield gig.
The former Oasis rocker continued his UK tour dates this week, with a gig at the city's FlyDSA Arena on Monday (18 November) when the incident is said to have took place during the DMA'S support slot.
As previously reported by The Star, the victim's brother is said to have appealed for help, writing on one of Gallagher's Facebook posts: "Anyone who has information on the scumbag who decided to light a flare and throw it into the crowd and set my sister on fire I want his name or information on him because he needs to pay for what he has done.
“You could have taken my sister away from me and my family tonight.”
The victim, who was later identified by the BBC as Stacey Andrew, from Boston, Lincolnshire said: "The flare hit my head and fell down my top, at first I didn't realise what had happened until people shouted."
The 27 year old added: "I didn't realise what had happened then people started patting me. My shirt was in flames and a man ripped it off".
Ms Andrews also claimed there was "no proper first aid" and they had to make their way out of the crowds to find help.
"It was so embarrassing, I was just in my bra," she told the outlet.
"The Red Cross saw us but their tap wasn't running so they had to find water. The on-site nurse was good and covered my dignity as best as she could".
In The Star's own facebook comments section, fellow gig-goer Jules Darby shared footage of the alleged incident, writing: "It was when one of the support bands was on, I was recording it".
See the flare being thrown forward in the last few seconds of her video above.
A representative from South Yorkshire Police said: "We are aware of an incident that occurred at on Monday 18 November at the FlyDSA Arena on Broughton Lane, Sheffield.
"It is reported that a 21-year-old man and a woman he was with, whose age is not known, were in the audience of a concert and were allegedly hit by a flare that was thrown from behind them.
"They both suffered burns and received treatment at the Northern General Hospital before returning home to recover. Arrangements will be made for both injured parties to be interviewed but as they live outside of our force we can’t say when this will be."
Meanwhile, the venue said it was "extremely sorry" to hear about the "irresponsible" actions of a fellow gig-goer.
Dominic Stokes of the FlyDSA Arena told the BBC: "The irresponsible behaviour of the concert goer who threw the flare along with any other people within their party who were aware of the possibility of their actions cannot be condoned and they should be held accountable for their actions.
He added: "I am aware from comments on social media that our processes for dealing with this type of prohibited item is being linked with our counter terrorism strategies.
"I can assure all our customers that our work with the relevant partners and agencies in this particular area has been commended and the seen and unseen actions we take mean the wellbeing of our customers is front and centre of everything we do."
Liam Gallagher continues his live dates with a homecoming gig at Manchester Arena tonight (20 November).