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Group 'pelt' fire engine with bricks in Oldham

  • 10-22-2015

About 20 people threw bricks at a fire engine as its crew tried to put out a fire, police said.

Firefighters were called to a bonfire in Oldham at 22:40 BST on Saturday, Greater Manchester Police said.

When they attended, a group surrounded the fire engine and "pelted it with bricks, causing a front window to be smashed", a spokeswoman added.

Sgt Andy Wheeler said it was "unacceptable" and asked for anyone with information to contact them.

He added the crew attending the bonfire, near Pitt Street, Glodwick, was "unable to deal with the fire and forced to leave".

The fire engine requires repair and is unable to be used in the meantime, he said.

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