Yobs throw stones and mud at emergency services battling fire in Preston

Emergency services were pelted with mud and stones as they tackled a fire in Preston.

By Sean Gleaves
Monday, 14th March 2022, 4:46 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th March 2022, 1:05 pm

Crews were called to reports several trees were on fire in Grange Avenue, Ribbleton, at around 6pm on Sunday evening (March 13).

One fire engine from Preston attended the scene and located the fire – which was described as “minor”.

But as the flames were extinguished, eight people proceeded to throw stones and mud at the firefighters.

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Assistant Chief Fire Officer Jon Charters said: “It is incomprehensible that anyone would try to harm those who are there to help others.

“Although attacks on firefighters in Lancashire are rare, any incident of abuse is totally unacceptable and we will work with the police to bring those responsible to justice.”

No injuries were sustained and no damage was reported to the fire engine or any equipment.

Emergency services were pelted with mud and stones as they tackled a fire in Preston.

The crew has since passed on all the information they have to the police.

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