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UK News Emergency workers attacked with fireworks and bricks on Bonfire Night

13:35  06 november  2019
13:35  06 november  2019 Source:

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Fire crews were attacked by groups throwing fireworks in Hyde and Oldham. Image caption The fire service was called to 200 incidents on Bonfire Night between 17:00 and 22:25 GMT. Firefighters responding to an out-of-control bonfire have been attacked by a gang of 40 young people throwing

Bonfire night horror: Police were attacked with fireworks (Image: Twitter/ @cameramal). A video of police being shot at with fireworks in the Harehills area He posted the video with the caption: “Police have come under attack with fireworks and bricks during disorder in Harehills Leeds tonight.

a person standing in front of a television: (Rui Vieira and Danny Lawson/PA) © Provided by The Press Association (Rui Vieira and Danny Lawson/PA)

Firefighters and police were attacked on Tuesday night as Bonfire Night disturbances took place across the UK.

Footage from Harehills in Leeds showed fireworks being launched at riot officers while in nearby Dewsbury, police vehicles had their windows smashed after bricks and concrete were thrown at them.

West Yorkshire Police were responding to reports of anti-social behaviour in Harehills at around 8.20pm when they were attacked by groups of youths, who also set fire to rubbish bins and lit flares.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said three different groups of young people launched fireworks at their crews as they responded to emergency calls.

It said that on one of the calls, its crews were set upon by a group of around 40 youngsters in Hyde.

GMFRS posted on Twitter: “Firefighters work hard to keep people safe and attacks like these are NOT acceptable!”

In Scotland, fire crews reported being attacked six times as they responded to around 359 bonfires between 3.30pm and 11.30pm, but added no firefighters were seriously injured.

Assistant chief officer John Dickie, of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Any number of attacks on emergency service responders is completely unacceptable.

“This type of behaviour not only prevents our crews from bringing any emergency to a safe and swift conclusion but it can impact on our emergency service colleagues including the police when they have to escort us at the scene.”

West Yorkshire Police chief superintendent Damien Miller said: “We made it clear from the outset that any instances of disorder or antisocial behaviour would not be tolerated and we were able to quickly respond.

“Those individuals that engage in such behaviour are within the minority and do not represent the wider community.”

80mph gusts and torrential rain could spoil Bonfire night celebrations .
It’s not looking that great for Bonfire night celebrations after the Met Office issued a number of rain and wind warnings across the country. Trees and scaffolding have been blown over leaving cars damaged and transport disrupted after high winds of more than 80mph hit parts of the UK. The Met Office advised those attending or organising bonfire events to take care. It said people should be mindful of the strength of the wind before setting off fireworks. © Provided by Oath Inc. Stewards outside the stadium in heavy rain prior to the Premiership match at The AMEX Stadium, Brighton.

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