Crew ‘attacked by group of young people’ while attending fire in Sussex

A group of young people attacked firefighters attending an emergency in Sussex last night (Monday).

One crew member was taken to hospital after a stone hit him in the head, according to chief fire officer Dawn Whittaker.

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The fire boss wrote on Twitter, “I am absolutely disgusted by the fact that our Eastbourne crew were verbally and physically attacked by a group of young people last night when attending a tree fire, we have passed this matter to Sussex Police and I want to be clear that violence of any kind is unacceptable.”

She added, “One firefighter taken to hospital after a stone hit him in the head...it’s just shocking that people want to harm the very people that risk their lives to keep them safe...very sad.”

The incident is reported to have happened in Larkspur Drive, Eastbourne, at about 6.10pm.

Sussex Police has been contacted for further information.