Cops burnt after fireworks thrown at them as firefighters attacked by 20 yobs lobbing rockets on Halloween weekend

COPS were burnt after fireworks were thrown at them as firefighters were attacked by 20 yobs lobbing rockets over the Halloween weekend.

The pair of policemen were left with hearing difficulties and minor burns after being targeted on Lyons Road in Moreton, Merseyside.

And during the weekend on Longmoor Lane, Fazarkerley, 20 yobs threw fireworks at firefighters who were trying to put out blazes set alight in wheelie bins.

Both police officers are expected to make a full recovery and no arrests were made.

Despite the anti-social behaviour, the police said that calls about criminal damage were 52 per cent down at the same time last year.

Chief Inspector Peter Clark described the throwing of fireworks as "incredibly reckless" but said it was "pleasing to see a massive decrease in reports".

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Merseyside Fire wrote in a tweet: "Firefighters & prevention staff have been physically attacked this evening as they carried out their duties.

"Thankfully no one was injured but that doesn't make it acceptable.

"An attack on us is an attack on your community."

It comes after cops received a surprising note on their patrol car – with locals praising them for making their neighbourhood safer over Halloween.

Meanwhile, in Leicestershire, a Halloween display outside a house was so spooky that police were called in to tell the homeowner to "tone it down".

The colourful decorations in Rothley, Leicestershire, include headless mannequins, ghosts and vampires.

Jo Flower and her husband Rob said they always decorate their house to mark festivities including Halloween, Christmas and Easter – but this is the first time they have received a complaint.

The display lights up at night and the couple's home seems the entrance of a haunted house for the spooky season.

Jo, 37, and Rob, 48, said they received amazing feedback this year, with kids visiting them to get sweets and nurseries going over to take pictures.

However, they added police officers received an anonymous report and visited the property asking them to make the Halloween display less intense.

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