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Brick attackers hit fire station

A gang of vandals threw bricks at an Oxfordshire fire station causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage, police have said.

Windows and a training vehicle's windscreen were smashed at Slade Fire Station in Hedington.

A crew member reported seeing youths running from the scene last Wednesday. Police have appealed for witnesses.

Fire service training manager Richard Bowley condemned the "moronic behaviour" of the people responsible.

He added: "This sort of thing is just completely mindless and we hope whoever is responsible comes to realise the stupidity of their actions.

"Firefighters have a difficult enough job without having to put up with moronic behaviour like this.

"It has damaged our operational capabilities as well as costing hundreds of pounds to the taxpayer."

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