Fire service slams 'unacceptable' behaviour which saw 'missiles' thrown at firefighters

A group of youths who threw ‘missiles’ at firefighters responding to a call-out have been reported to police.

Sunday, 5th January 2020, 2:49 pm
Updated Monday, 6th January 2020, 1:26 pm

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service responded to an wheelie bin fire in Deepdale Street, Hetton, at 7.30pm on Saturday, January 4 where a group of youths began throwing missiles at firefighters.

A fire brigade spokesman said: “Fire crews responding to incidents in Blaydon and Hetton have had missiles, including bottles of pop, thrown at them.

“This behaviour is completely unacceptable. All appliances are fitted with CCTV and Northumbria Police have been informed.”

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In a separate message, Northumbria Police confirmed a number of incidents were reported over the weekend involving youths from Washington, Sunderland and Durham.

A tweet from Houghton and Hetton Neighbourhood Police Team added: “Parents - do you know where your children are?

“Over the weekend the team have attended numerous anti-social behaviour incidents in Houghton and Hetton involving youths from Washington, Sunderland and Durham.”

Missiles were thrown at firefighters in Hetton
Deepdale Street, Hetton