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Fire Service Staff (Shrewsbury)

Volume 404: debated on Monday 28 April 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many Fire Service staff based in Shrewsbury fire station were subjected to (a) verbal and (b) physical attacks in the last year. [109675]

The information is not available centrally about individual fire stations, but in 2000–01, there were five incidents involving firefighters in the Shropshire Brigade. These were:

Missile throwing1
Criminal damage1
1 Fireworks thrown at a crew.
None of the assaults resulted in injury requiring absence from work and none of the incidents resulted in prosecution or conviction.