Protect our firefighters
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