Fireworks were thrown at firefighters in an 'abhorrent' attack by balaclava wearing youths on Bonfire Night.

Police are appealing for the identity of the people in this video who were throwing fireworks and a brick at two fire engines on Abel Street in Burnley

An investigation following the attacks on emergency services crews was launched at the weekend of November 5.

A number of police vehicles were also damaged, with police saying it was only 'good fortune' that no-one was injured during the incidents.

Chief Supt Mark Winstanley said: “We are continuing to investigate these disgraceful events and following the arrests in Blackburn last week we now need help to identify these individuals.

“While these were the actions of a small minority of people they put the safety of people at risk and diverted resources from attended genuine emergency calls.

“We are aware that the majority of the community were appalled by the events and we are grateful for their support following the incidents on that night

“I would continue to appeal to anyone who can help to contact us, in particular if they know who the youths in this video are or have any mobile phone footage, CCTV or ring doorbell footage which could assist.”

Community protection manager for Pennine area, Liam Wilson adds: “Attacking firefighters is abhorrent and I am disgusted to hear of firefighters being attacked when trying to protect the communities they serve.

"On one of the busiest nights for the emergency services, these actions not only put the firefighters at risk but also the community. If the fire engines are damaged or even worse, one or two members of staff are injured, this can result in fire appliances having to be taken off the road while a replacement fire engine or other staff are called in.

"This leaves communities at risk if there is a major incident.

"We will not tolerated this kind of behaviour and we will work with the police to prosecute anyone who uses violence against our staff.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 1535 of November 5th.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at