In one incident, a van driver was attacked while buses had to be taken out of service or diverted after being thrown stones at them, causing damage amounting to several thousand pounds.
Police and firefighters were attacked by “Mischief Night” thugs who threw rockets into Merseyside on a night of chaos.
There was no rest for the emergency services – although calls were down from last year.
They also attacked a fire truck with eggs, which meant it had to be taken out of service so the windshield could be cleaned, which meant it was not available to respond to fires and other major incidents.
A group of 20 to 30 guys threw rockets at the crew as they participated in a bonfire set in the Blackrod Avenue park.
The firefighters were attacked by a large group of young people in the Speke area at about 19:30 yesterday.
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In a message on its Facebook page, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said: “Fortunately, the firefighters were unharmed, but they will inevitably wonder why the same people who protect them day and night, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, would attack them in such a cowardly and despicable manner.
“We ask the parents of the young people in the area, who were in violation of the regulations last night, to ask their child what they did last night and if it is something they are proud of.
Elsewhere, seven Arriva buses in Wirral had their windows smashed after stones were thrown at them, causing damage of around 4000 pounds sterling.
“Firefighters are NOT targets, they are people with families and loved ones who go out every night to protect the people of Merseyside. Please treat them with the respect they deserve and talk to your children”.
The police said that they had been involved in a number of incidents, including reports of damage to a number of vehicles and houses in the Maghull area.
There were passengers on the buses, but fortunately there were no reports of injuries.
Upon arrival, a group of youths threw stones at the police vehicle before heading towards the King George playing fields. A 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.
In another incident, police were called to Aintree Retail Park yesterday around 7:30 pm after it was reported that a van driver was attacked by a group of youths who then made off with his moped.
The latest incidents that have come to light add to other examples of disgraceful behavior from last night, where cars were smashed and property damaged.
Despite these incidents, the police reported that yesterday (Friday, October 30) the police received fewer calls for antisocial behavior and criminal damage than last year.
Officers were present, retrieved the scooter a short time later and arrested two 15-year-old boys and a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of robbery. The victim suffered minor injuries….