Firefighters attacked responding to call

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London Fire Brigade is appealing for help to identify persons who attacked fire fighters who were attending a fire on Bonfire night. The crews were attacked with fireworks. It happened fighting a bin fire late on Sunday night.



LFB Director of Operations Tom George, said: “It is unacceptable that firefighters were targeted with fireworks while responding to an emergency 999 call in Stepney last night. Unfortunately one firefighter was injured as a result of this attack. We will not tolerate attacks on firefighters. We will be working with our colleagues at the Metropolitan Police Service to identify those responsible.”

Detectives are investigating the attack. Anyone who knows any details should call Tower Hamlets CID. Dial 101, via @MetCC or anonymously calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Did you know that arson is one of the most common causes of fires in workplaces and also homes. When carrying out a fire risk assessment persons should consider arson attacks. They should also consider how to minimise the possibility of arson.

Fire prevention measures about arson can also be considered in the workplace fire emergency plan.



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