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Firefighters attacked with burning timbers, fireworks

Fire chief says he hopes the acts are 'one offs' and not a sign that violence is on the rise

By Ann-marie Parry
The Aberdeen Press and Journal

ABERDEEN, Scotland — Burning timber was thrown at firefighters and rockets were pointed at them on one of their busiest nights of the year.

The five incidents throughout Aberdeen city on Monday night have "disappointed" fire chiefs who were able to report a reduction in the overall numbers of bin and bonfires from last year.

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Mike McCafferty Mike McCafferty Wednesday, November 07, 2012 8:56:32 PM What is a wheelie bin? I'm not familiar with the term.
Terri Sapphire Terri Sapphire Thursday, November 08, 2012 10:10:01 AM Mike, just guessing. Its probably a dumpster i.e. a garbage bin on wheels.

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