Nov 7 2012 by Liam Murphy, Birkenhead News
WIRRAL saw one of the largest drops across Merseyside in call-outs to fires from anti-social behaviour, according to the fire service,
The period from October 19, to midnight on November 6, also saw a record low for call-outs to nuisance fires across Merseyside, a fall of 18% compared to 2011.
Paul Murphy, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service district manager for Wirral, said: “Our teams have been working hard as part of our bonfire campaign to clear streets of items and rubbish that could have been used for fires.”
On November 5, there were 14 fires from anti-social behaviour in Wirral, attended by firefighters, down from 19 in 2011. Between October 19 and midnight on November 6, there were 58 deliberate “secondary” fires – from anti-social behaviour – compared to 77 in Wirral last year.