YOUTHS STONE FIRE CREW ON HALLOWE’EN NIGHT

Fire fighters attacked by youths on Thursday night in Kilkeel, Co Down

Fire fighters attacked by youths on Thursday night in Kilkeel, Co Down

POLICE are investigating after a fire crew was attacked by a gang of teenagers throwing stones on Thursday night.

A side window was broken in an appliance, but no one was injured during the attack in Kilkeel, Co Down.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said the crew had been called to deal with a fire involving a rubbish bin on the Scrogg Road.

The service said it had received 166 calls and attended 124 incidents on Halloween, the lowest figure on record for October 31 – down seven per cent on last year.

Anyone with information about the attack stone-throwing attack on the fire crew is asked to contact police on 0845 600 8000.

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