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Crews attacked on bonfire night

There were seven attacks on Merseyside fire crews as they responded to calls on Bonfire night.

The fire and rescue service answered a total of 367 calls between 1700 and 2200 GMT on 5 November, figures which were well down on 2008.

Around 30 youths threw bricks at crews who were responding to a blaze on Copy Lane in Netherton. Appliances were also targeted in Kirkby and Whiston.

However there were less prank calls made and no injuries to fire crews.

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