Disgraceful attack on firefighters

2 11 2011


Ballycastle SDLP Councillor Dónal Cunningham has expressed disgust at the attack on fire fighters in Ballycastle on Tuesday night. A fire fighter could have been “permanently blinded” after a firework was thrown at crew members as they attended the scene of a blaze.
Councillor Dónal Cunningham said: “This attack which could have blinded a fire fighter also puts at risk the lives of other firefighters and the lives of the general public.
“When the fire service are caught up in these incidents they are not able to respond to real emergencies and again this puts lives at risk. I would appeal to parents to ensure that their children are not involved in this reckless behaviour. I would also ask that all representatives across the community do all they can to stop such behaviour”
“I am calling for a meeting to take place to include community groups the fire service, the PSNI, and local representatives to ensure this disgraceful activity ends.”