Firefighters came under attack from a hail of bricks as they fought a blaze on the same spot as they had attended two others within three hours.
Police officers who were in the area gave chase and made some arrests.
No-one was injured in these attacks but the Fire Service have no issued a warning that all fire appliances are fitted with CCTV in a bid to prosecute the thugs. Since 2005/2006 there have been 90 such like attacks on Firefighters with 9 in this financial year.
Police officers attended the Scotia Heights area at around 10.10pm last night, after receiving reports of fireworks being thrown at buildings, and a tree being set alight.
Staffordshire Police has confirmed that a 19-year-old male, two 18-year-old men, one 17-year-old boy and one 16-year-old boy are currently in police custody on suspicion of arson, in connection with the incident.
I just can not believe that people in a public profession who are already exposed to great danger whilst carrying out their daily duties, now have the added worry that they may come under attack from mindless hooligans, and risk injury when they are out protecting us the public from fire!
The people who are found guilty of these senseless attacks need to feel the full effect of the law and not just given community service.
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What in your opinion should happen to these people? What protection should people who work in public services and the emergency services expect? Over to you......