The boss of Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service has lambasted the thieves who broke into a fire station on Friday night.
Chief Fire Officer, Chris Lowther, tweeted his disgust about the incident after the personal belongings of firefighters were stolen by the cowardly thieves who broke into West Denton Fire Station.
In a tweet, Mr Lowther said:
‘Last night West Denton Fire Station was broken into and items were stolen.
‘A fire station. In a busy built up area.
‘How come it’s come to this? A Fire station. My firefighters sole purpose is to protect our community. And then this.’
social media users were quick to vent their anger and frustration aimed squarely towards the individual(s) who broke into the station:
A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said:
“Following a report of a break in at West Denton fire station [on friday], police have arrested a man on suspicion of burglary.
‘The man has been released under investigation while the investigation continues.
‘If anyone has information regarding the incident they should call 101’
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