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Tuesday, 6 November 2007, 09:59 GMT
Youths launch rocket at fire crew

Firefighters tackling a rubbish fire in a Bristol park had a firework aimed at them by local youths.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service said it was "disappointed" after the incident in Victoria Park, Bedminster, on a busy Bonfire Night.

Two youths lit a rocket and fired it at the crews. No one was injured.

The incident put the youths' lives and those of the attending firefighters at risk, a spokeswoman for the service said.