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Firefighters robbed during floods

Fire engine
Mobile phones, money, wallets, medication and chocolate were stolen

Firefighters in Dundee have been robbed while they were out dealing with the severe flooding which hit the city.

Thieves broke into the Kingsway East station sometime between 1830 BST on Thursday and 0015 BST on Friday.

Mobile phones, wallets, money and medication were taken, along with chocolate bars from the canteen.

Police have described the crime as "sickening" and appealed for those who spotted anyone acting suspiciously in the area to get in touch.

Spokeswoman Sarah Craig said: "It's a sad reflection on society that someone would stoop so low as to steal from members of the emergency services whilst they are carrying out life saving work in our communities."

Kingsway East station manager Rab Middlemiss added: "The firefighters that have had personal items stolen are particularly sickened by this.

"They're going about doing the excellent work that they do protecting members of our community and they've had items stolen."

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