Teen hurt after homemade device explodes

A teenager was taken to hospital after a home-made device exploded at a house near Albion Park on Friday afternoon.

About 4pm, two boys, aged 15 and 17, lit an explosive in the backyard of a Yeramba Close home at Yellow Rock.

The device exploded and broke into a number of pieces, subsequently injuring the 15-year-old.

He was treated by paramedics for cuts to his leg, before being taken to Wollongong Hospital.

He has since been released and police have spoken with the boys’ parents.