Yobs Attack St Helens Fire Crew

Fire crews were attacked by yobs as they returned from a blaze in Sutton.

Two youths hurled a brick at the engine on Tuesday night (March 18) as it approached the junction of Ridgewood Drive and Gerards Lane.

The missile damaged the door of the appliance. No one was injured but the incident is under investigation.

Watch manager Paul Costello said: "The crews had been returning from a rubbish fire in the Enford Drive area when they were attacked on their way back to the station.

"This type of behaviour is extremely dangerous."

A police spokeswoman said: "We received reports that two youths had thrown a missile at the fire appliance, they were seen coming off wasteland and crossing in front of the fire engine.

"We are currently looking to see if there are any CCTV cameras in the area and anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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