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Video: 'Thugs' ambush, attack firefighters

The youths lured firefighters to them by setting garbage cans alight and then attacking them with bricks once they arrived

By Dean Wilkins

ROCHDALE, England — Crews from Heywood Fire Station, Rochdale, were despatched on one of the busiest nights of the year to two wheelie bin fires on Deeplish Road at around 5.08pm yesterday.

The bins had been ignited by thugs who waited for the firefighters – after they extinguished the blaze, the team saw the group of hooded youths waiting for them and decided to reverse down the road rather than drive towards them.

But as their engine backed up, the group pounced on them and threw bricks at the window – one violent yob comes just yards away from the vehicle and launches a missile at it, smashing the windscreen and rendering it useless for the night.

Full story: Shocking moment hooded yobs ambush and attack Greater Manchester firefighters with bricks

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Tom Kelly Tom Kelly Monday, November 05, 2012 11:09:21 AM WTF?
Jake Lineberger Jake Lineberger Monday, November 05, 2012 3:41:59 PM Dumbass thugs nothing like them taking my tax money to support their asses! But wait thats not enough waisted they gotta damage equipment too
Linda Clark Linda Clark Monday, November 05, 2012 3:44:50 PM I wouldve tried to run them over. watch them run.
Al McCune Al McCune Monday, November 05, 2012 3:58:56 PM There was an 2 1/2 on the apparatus right? lol
Mike Murphy Mike Murphy Monday, November 05, 2012 4:10:51 PM Run them over, use deadly force with deadly force.
Mark Knapp Mark Knapp Monday, November 05, 2012 4:19:12 PM I hope they got arrested.
Michael Madden Michael Madden Monday, November 05, 2012 4:21:32 PM Wait until Romney wins. The trucks will be lit on fire.
Charles Freeman Charles Freeman Monday, November 05, 2012 4:28:48 PM Fricking KILL EM!
Wayland Slater Wayland Slater Monday, November 05, 2012 4:53:08 PM Sorry, Mike, but it happened in the UK. People never phase to amaze me. I wonder, how fast they respond to the next fire(s) in that immediate area? Did they think they could take enough axes, brass and other metal that can be sold as scrap? Go figure. I'm sure at least one was found and caught, hopefully by a Fire Brigade member.
Kevin Brown Kevin Brown Monday, November 05, 2012 5:21:27 PM Run his ass over.
Robby Hub Robby Hub Monday, November 05, 2012 5:41:43 PM Deck gun target practice?
Gary Marchlewicz Gary Marchlewicz Tuesday, November 06, 2012 12:55:00 AM Really! Losers
Michael Richardson Michael Richardson Tuesday, November 06, 2012 7:48:34 AM Deck gun with a master stream even better!
Andrew Jordan Andrew Jordan Tuesday, November 06, 2012 1:56:17 PM see that's when u and your buddies grab a hose and hose em down and keep hosing em till the cops get there.
John Splash John Splash Saturday, November 10, 2012 6:39:49 AM Too bad this isn't in America, they'd get bent over in the prison showers for sure!

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