Anger as Manchester firefighters targeted with fireworks

A fire service has condemned the "shocking behaviour" of people who pelted one of its crews with fireworks.

The firefighters were attending a blaze in Manchester recently when they were subjected to the attack.

Footage released by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service shows a number of fireworks hitting one of its fire engines and almost striking a firefighter.

The service hit out at the behaviour on social media.

A spokesman for the service said they were "shocked that we have to remind people" not to attack emergency service workers.

They added: "It's bang out of order and we won't tolerate it.

"Good people of Greater Manchester, we know you're all better than this, call this behaviour out, speak to your children about it and support all emergency workers so they can do their vital job free from attack."

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