Pro­tect our fire­fight­ers

Manchester Evening News - - LETTERS, COMMENTS AND EMAILS -

AS many of us have been, I am shocked, con­cern­ing the num­ber of at­tacks on our hard-pressed fire­fight­ers over the Guy Fawkes, Bon­fire Night “cel­e­bra­tion” pe­riod.

In the knowl­edge that th­ese at­tacks were al­most in­evitable and in the light of such at­tacks in pre­vi­ous years, I find it dif­fi­cult to un­der­stand why th­ese at­tacks were not an­tic­i­pated and dealt with ac­cord­ingly.

Pre­vi­ous in­ad­e­quate at­tempts to bring to jus­tice the per­pe­tra­tors of such at­tacks have ob­vi­ously proved in­ef­fec­tive, since the mind­less mo­rons, who are only “hav­ing a laugh” ap­pear to have suc­ceeded yet again.

The po­lice should have ac­com­pa­nied fire­fight­ers to those ar­eas con­sid­ered most at risk of such at­tacks or is this per­haps just an­other ex­am­ple of our hard­pressed, un­der-manned and un­der funded po­lice force be­ing un­able to pro­vide the nec­es­sary ba­sic pro­tec­tion and preven­tion of such easy to fore­see crimes?

If so, I am cer­tainly not look­ing for­ward to next year’s Bon­fire Night, if this proves to be a trend. Or is it sim­ply due to an­other ex­am­ple of the in­suf­fi­cient fund­ing of our po­lice force? R M Greaves, Heaton Moor

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