Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland fire crews attacked on Halloween night

Northern Ireland Fire Crews came under attack whilst responding to incidents on Halloween night.

Operational crews came under attack in Armagh, Belfast, Keady and Crossmaglen areas.

No personnel sustained any injures although an appliance was damaged during the Keady incident.

The Fire and rescue Service received 210 calls and and attended 136 incidents across Northern Ireland.

Seven of these calls were reportedly "Hoax calls."

Police in Belfast were called to the Holylands after reports of a large crowd had gathered and a fire was lit in the street.

This Halloween's figures represent a decrease (18%) in both the number or calls received and the number of operational incidents attended for the same period in 2016.


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