Yesterday (Wednesday 4 November) at 22:52pm fire crews
attended a moped fire in Top Valley, Arnold. Whilst trying to extinguish the
fire, bricks were thrown at fire and police personnel.
Matt Reavill, Group Manager, said: “This act is
unacceptable, and we are working with Nottinghamshire Police to identify those
Each fire appliance has eight CCTV cameras and footage is
now with Nottinghamshire Police for the investigation.
Matt continued: “We have now put control measures in place
to support and protect our crews when attending incidents.
"We do not condone anti-social behaviour and it is not acceptable for emergency service staff to be hurt when they are out doing their job."
A dispersal order has been put in place in the Top Valley
area for a 48-hour period following a series of incidents, including this one
With Bonfire Night approaching (5 November) the Service are
urging residents to follow safety precautions and to not light bonfires so that
crews do not get called out unnecessarily leading to a further demand on the
Oliver Vale, who is leading the investigation, said: "We are investigating all of the reports which came
to us yesterday and we are taking them very seriously. I can assure people that
we will be taking robust action against those who were involved.”
Nottinghamshire Police are appealing to anyone who saw the
incident to help with their enquiries. Please call 101, quoting incident number
460 of 4 November 2020, with any information.