Fire crews attacked by youths in Ballymena

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By Maria McCann

Fire fighters have come under attack in Ballymena.

Children are believed to have thrown bricks and bottles at crews responding to a blaze at Dunclug.

It happened around half 4 this morning.

Group Commander Max Joyce says it's unacceptable those serving the community are attacked.

"It's intolerable and unacceptable for our personnel who are there to protect local people" he said.

The fire was brought under control and there were no casualties reported.

Kids as young as 12 years old are thought to have been involved in other incidents targeting fire crews in the line of duty in Ballymena this weekend.

Parents are being urged to know where their young people are.

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