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Firefighters given body cameras to tackle abuse

Firefighters at Marley Park station in Sunderland are trialling body worn cameras Photo: Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters at Marley Park fire station in Sunderland are being trained to wear and use body cameras after a spate of attacks.

Bottles and bricks were thrown at firefighters on bonfire night as they tried to put out two car fires in the Southwick area.

Following another attack on Tuesday 13th November, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service announced, "Marley Park firefighters will now wear body worn cameras."

The crew were subjected to verbal and physical abuse when rocks were thrown at them whilst they were attempting to put out a fire. There were no injuries and no damage to the engine.

The force is trialling body worn cameras in a number of stations.