This is the shocking moment a firework display backfired - and a dad was hit on the neck by a wayward rocket.

Video shows a pack of fireworks - including a Roman candle, wheel, mines, aerial shot tubes, rockets, multi-shots, and fountains - going off in a family's garden in Shenley on November 2.

Dad-of-two Neil Sjollema, 39, can be seen backing away before the display goes off with a bang.

One rocket then flies directly at building site manager Mr Sjollema as he turns round to watch, striking the right side of his neck.

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Watch the moment Neil Sjollema is struck on the neck by a firework rocket in Shenley

Children can be heard laughing with delight as a woman shouts: "Oh my god! S**t! Kids, I think you better get in! Where are the kids?!"

Mr Sjollema then stands in the door as the group of 10 - six children and four adults - watch the firework display gone wrong.

As it ends, everybody laughs with relief.

Mr Sjollema said: "That was pretty funny looking back, there was an initial panic but it made for a fun night.

"I had some friends and their kids over to have a mini firework display in the garden, after buying a set [from Aldi].

"The whole thing literally went off with a bang - and then one of the rockets hit me!

"It didn't hurt too much actually, as I think I was full of adrenaline and wanted to make sure the kids were safe.

"But it's left me with a tiny mark on my neck! A little souvenir, if you like."

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He added: "It won't stop me trying again next year."

Mr Sjollema bought the 16 pack of Wow Fireworks earlier in the day from supermarket Aldi.

The box says: "This 16 pack of fireworks does exactly what it says on the tin…wow! Featuring a variety of amazing effects including fountains, rockets, multi-shots and mines, these fireworks will certainly impress."

It also warns: "Always read firework instructions carefully before use."