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Preston fire engine damaged in deliberate attack with bricks thrown at windscreen

Posted on - 22nd June, 2020 - 11:59am | Author - | Posted in - Ingol, Preston News
A large crack on the fire engines wind screen
The window screen of the fire engine will have to be replaced after the deliberate attack. Pic: Preston Fire Service

A Preston fire engine was damaged in a ‘deliberate missile throwing’ from a group of people on Sunday night (June 21).

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The fire service were called to an incident near Tag Lane, Ingol, to assist with paramedics.

When leaving the scene, the vehicle was targeted with bricks which were thrown at the windscreen.

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Police were also attacked whilst on their way to an incident in the same area, but the vehicles did not sustain any serious damage.

Preston Fire Station have said that nobody was physically injured, but the fire engine has had to be taken out of use.

The engine is due to go in for repairs on Tuesday for repair and will be given back to Preston Fire Service the following day.

The repair will replace the window screen costing £600 and during this time, the station have been provided with a reserve engine.

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In a tweet, Preston Fire station said “This meant one less fire engine in the area and reduced fire cover for a period.

“The consequences could have been much worse.”

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