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Investigations continuing into damage caused to fire engine after firefighters refused man a lift home

PUBLISHED: 10:19 08 April 2019 | UPDATED: 10:19 08 April 2019

The damage caused to the Lowestoft South fire engine, which is being investigated by Lowestoft Police. Picture: Ben Horne Twitter/Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

The damage caused to the Lowestoft South fire engine, which is being investigated by Lowestoft Police. Picture: Ben Horne Twitter/Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

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Police investigations are continuing as a man verbally abused firefighters after they refused him a lift home.

Witnesses are being sought after the window of a fire engine was smashed in Lowestoft.

Lowestoft Police issued an appeal for information after damage was caused to the Lowestoft South fire engine in Heighham Drive, Lowestoft in the early hours of March 30.

In a post on Facebook and Twitter, they said: “Suffolk Police are continuing to investigate this matter.

“If you witnessed this or have any information about it, please call 101 and quote crime reference 37/17990/19.”

After the damage was caused last month, Ben Horne, a Lowestoft firefighter tweeted: “Disappointed to learn that work colleagues from Lowestoft South fire station were verbally abused and our fire engine damaged (while attending an incident) by an intoxicated member of public in the early hours of Saturday morning.”

Tweeting an image of the damaged fire engine, Mr Horne said the abuse had come about after his colleagues “refused to give him a lift home.”

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