Fire crews targeted in Midlothian

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Gangs of youths threatened and abused firefighters attending seasonal bonfires in Midlothian.

Two incidents occurred in Mayfield, where crews were subjected to physical and verbal abuse. An unsafe bonfire in Cherry Lane was reported at 8.52 pm on Saturday.

A lit bonfire on open ground at Laurel Bank Road prompted an emergency call at 1.40 pm on Sunday.

Neither incident resulted in injuries to firefighters.

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