A team of firefighters in Cheshire have been attacked while trying to put out a fire.

They were called to Lanark Gardens in Widnes on Monday night where they found a large amount of wood chippings that had been deliberately set on fire.

While they were working to put it out, a group of youths began throwing fireworks at the team.

None of the crew were injured, but police have condemned the attack as "disgraceful".

Really sad to hear that Widnes Fire Station firefighters were attacked by people throwing fireworks while they were tackling a fire on Lanark Gardens in Widnes last night. Thankfully none of the crew were injured.

Widnes Police