October 22, 2014

Sunderland Fire Crews Assaulted

Firefighters attending rubbish fires around Sunderland have been physically attacked and verbally assaulted on several occasions in the past week.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service reported that stones and bricks had been thrown causing injury to a firefighter and damage to a fire appliance. 

Police and fire officers have issued a warning that anyone who is caught attacking firefighters will be prosecuted under the Emergency Services Act. 

Assault avoidance training