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Two police officers in Lancashire injured after Bonfire Night attack

The van was targeted whilst on patrol in Preston Credit: Lancashire Constabulary

Police in Lancashire are appealing for information after a shocking Bonfire Night attack on a police van left two officers injured.

A brick was thrown through the driver window of a police van on Grizedale Crescent in Preston at around 10.30pm last night.

The brick missed the officer driving the vehicle, but flying glass caused minor cuts and injuries to two PCSOs.

A second brick was thrown through a side window of the van, with officers who responded to the incident then targeted with fireworks.

Credit: Lancashire Constabulary

The attack was one of more than a dozen incidents in the Moor Nook area yesterday evening where fireworks were fired at officers.

Three men aged 18, 19 and 20, from Preston, have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and are in custody.

Police are appealing for information and urging anyone who knows those responsible to come forward.

Credit: Lancashire Constabulary

Supt Karen Edwards, of Lancashire Police, said: “This was a shocking and despicable attack which has left two PCSOs with minor injuries.

“It is only luck which has prevented both officers from suffering a worse outcome.

“These cowardly attacks show once again the dangers that our staff face and how they put their lives on the line each and every day to protect people.

“It should not be seen as simply part of the job and we will continue to seek the prosecution of any one who assaults our staff and, more importantly, will support our officers and staff if they are assaulted.

“My message to the offenders who targeted my officers last night is we do everything in our power to identify and arrest you."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 1660 of November 5.