Fireworks light up the sky to herald start of 2015 as police attend to incident on Sticklepath Hill.

A 15-year-old pedestrian suffered ‘minor’ arm injuries after being hit by a car in Barnstaple at 11.45pm on New Year’s Eve.

The boy was taken to North Devon District Hospital as a ‘precaution’ following the incident on Sticklepath Hill.

Emergency services arrived on scene as fireworks lit up the sky to signal that start of 2015.

Police said the 18-year-old driver of the Ford Fiesta provided a negative breath test.