Warwickshire firefighter left in shock following 'abhorrent attack' - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire firefighter left in shock following 'abhorrent attack'

Leamington Editorial 16th Nov, 2020   0

AN ‘ABHORRENT attack’ on a Warwickshire firefighter, as she returned from assisting a vulnerable Leamington resident, left her in shock.

The crew member, who was riding a bike in Kenilworth Road on Wednesday (November 11) at around 8.45pm, had paint thrown at her from a car which pulled up alongside her.

The car sped off in the direction of Kenilworth and the occupants were heard laughing. Luckily not all the paint hit, but it did land on her fire service uniform, which meant that she was unable to continue her shift.

Chief Fire Officer Kieran Amos said he was disgusted by the assault.

He said: “Any attack on a firefighter is abhorrent and I am disgusted that anyone would think this is acceptable behaviour. Our firefighters are working hard to support the most vulnerable in our communities and attacking them in this way is totally unacceptable. What may seem like a joke, meant that we were left with a firefighter who was visibly shaken by the incident, which in turn had implications on our crewing for the rest of the evening.

“Now more than ever we need to work together as a community and ensure that emergency workers are able to undertake their duty without having to deal with mindless acts such as this one.”

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101.


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