Ten arrested after firefighters attacked on bonfire night
Police have arrested ten men on suspicion of violent disorder and criminal damage after police and firefighters were attacked whilst tackling a bonfire in Carlisle.
It happened when they were called out for reports that a bonfire had been built around the youth shelter.
Officers began to dismantle the bonfire, but were subsequently attacked with a number of fireworks and stones. No one was injured in the disorder.
A number of police patrols were also called to help until the work to douse the fire could resume. Despite efforts to dismantle the bonfire, the fire was lit some time later - causing damage to the youth shelter.
The ten people who were arrested are all aged from 16 to 25-years-old.
Superintendent Sean Robinson said: "We are very disappointed that a small minority of people saw fit to attack the police and fire service in this way, when they were simply acting to ensure the safety of local people and property.
"The unauthorised setting of fires is clearly very dangerous, especially in the vicinity of homes or businesses. That is why the emergency services will continue to dismantle and disrupt unauthorised bonfires. We urge the public to be responsible.
"We will be stepping up patrols in the area over the next few nights in order to ensure there is no recurrence & to re-assure the public.”
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