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Fire service staff attacked in Edlington

Fire officers have condemned an attack on fire service staff in Doncaster on Monday (17 October).

Fire safety staff were working in the Royal Estate area of Edlington at around 5.30pm when the vehicle they were travelling in was surrounded by a group of people and stones and fireworks were thrown. Luckily no staff were injured and only very minor damage was done to the vehicle.

South Yorkshire Police have been informed and are investigating the incident.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer at South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Martin Blunden, said: “We are absolutely appalled that our staff appear to have been targeted in this way. Attacks like this place the safety of our staff, and the people they are trying to protect, at risk.

“Thankfully, this type of incident is extremely rare in South Yorkshire and it is only a tiny minority of people who would ever consider acting in such an irresponsible and dangerous way.

“However, even one attack on a member of fire service staff is unacceptable – and we will work alongside the police to fully investigate any attacks and ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.”

If you have any information about this attack please call police via 101 or email

This content was last updated on October 19th, 2016