Firefighters attacked while on call at Midlothian blaze

TWO firefighters were attacked while responding to a blaze in Midlothian.

Saturday, 4th November 2017, 5:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:12 pm
Two firefighters were attacked in Midlothian

Police have launched an investigation after two firefighters were injured while they were responding to reports of a fire in nearby woodland at around 8.40pm on Friday at Lawfield Farm near Dalkeith.

A group of youths were seen in the area at the time and police are urging anyone who has information to get in touch.

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Inspector Neil Mitchell said: “It is extremely disappointing that colleagues from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have been assaulted whilst attending an emergency call.

“It is totally unacceptable to attack emergency service workers who are there to protect and support our communities when in need.

“I would urge anyone who has information to get in touch with Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference 4036 of November 3 or Crimestoppers on 08000 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.

“Our investigations into this incident are ongoing and such attacks on emergency services will not be tolerated.”