28/06/2022

Fire Crews Forced To Withdraw From L'Derry Incidents

Attacks on emergency services have been condemned after fire crews were forced to withdraw the Gallagh area of L'Derry.

According to reports, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) were called to four separate incidents between 5pm and 9pm on Monday in the Fairview Road area.

It is understood that while attending the three of the incidents, fire crews were "approached by a large group of youths", blocking them from tackling the fires and forcing them to withdraw over safety concerns.
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Fire crews did not attend the fourth incident after it was established that there was no risk to property or life. It is understood that NIFRS was also advised that it was "unsafe to attend due to a risk of being approached again".

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