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Friday, 15 November, 2002, 20:23 GMT
Vandals damage fire engine
Retained firefighters inspect the damage
Retained firefighters found the damaged fire engine
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service say the police are investigating a break-in at Saxilby fire station.

The station is manned by retained firefighters who have worked through the industrial action.

Damage to a fire engine was discovered as the firefighters responded to an emergency call.

Police have so far only confirmed they are investigating a case of criminal damage.

Public support

The news of the break-in came towards the end of the 48 hour strike.

The Lincolnshire Secretary of the FBU Barry Foster said the strike had gone well in the county: "I think if nothing else it's galvanised both public support and the FBU membership.

"The public support has been excellent and I really must thank them, with all the car horns tooting and already donations have come in for striking firemen."

Lincolnshire has seen a number of retained members of the FBU decide to work as normal.


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