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Fire crews given bodycams after attacks

Firefighters in Greater Manchester have been given body cameras after a rise in attacks, the fire service has said.

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There have been 10 attacks - including three on Tuesday night - in the past four weeks, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Crews in Bolton were given bodycams in the past week, said Lee Coleman from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.

"It is sad that we have had to take this course of action," he added.

Between April 2015 and August 2017, there were 152 reports of attacks on firefighters in the service, ranging from assault to verbal abuse.