Bonfire Night attacks on cops and firefighters in Edinburgh


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The cops and fire chiefs have condemning attacks on emergency services on Bonfire Twilight

More than 300 incidents were reported across the provinces over a five-hour period on the evening and more than 800 danger calls relating to Bonfire Night were made.

The WPC’s injuries are labeled as serious but not life-threatening following the incident on Sunday night.

She was responding to a evoke about fireworks being set off with “disregard for public safety” in the Muirhouse ground in north Edinburgh when she suffered burns.

Police Scotland predicted there were a number of incidents in Muirhouse and Craigentinny with a hundred of cars set on fire and others damagaed.

Local communities will skilled in who is responsible and I urge them to share this with us

Superintendent Mandy Paterson

Four juveniles have since been charged over incidents in Craigentinny and policewomen are appealing for any further informatioøn.

Superintendent Mandy Paterson said: “My trifles are with the officer who was injured. She has worked in the Muirhouse area for a number of years.

“Her harms are, fortunately, not life-threatening but are serious. As always, we had additional officers on duty to apportion with any additional firework or bonfire-related incidents over the last week and, lugubriously, the behaviour of a few individuals has under-mined what should be an enjoyable time.

“As we now look to repetition these areas of the city to normality, I would urge anyone with dope about the incidents in Muirhouse and Craigentinny to please come forward.


Profuse than 300 incidents were reported across the country all about a five-hour period

“Undoubtedly, local communities will know who is to blame and I urge them to share this with us to assist our investigations.”

The Scottish Her Brit marching orders and Rescue Service (SFRS) said crews had missiles and fireworks dumfounded at them at 11 callouts as they worked to keep people whole.

Assistant Chief Officer Lewis Ramsay, SFRS director of comeback and resilience, said they would work to track down the malefactors and pass the information to police.

He said: “Attacks on emergency responders are in full unacceptable and I am sure the public would be outraged by incidents where their firefighters be subjected to been targeted while working to protect people and property.

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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service had missiles and fireworks thrown at them at 11 callouts

“This class of behaviour not only prevents our crews from bringing any emergency to a okay and swift conclusion but it can impact on our emergency service colleagues, including the regulate, when they have to escort us at the scene. This cannot be condoned.”

“The communities of Scotland recognize greatly the work of the fire service and we would urge the majority of law-abiding home-owners to alert police to reckless activity.

“We will also work to recognize those responsible and we will pass that intelligence to our police associates which can result in a variety of consequences – and potentially affect future hiring prospects.”

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