Research on firefighter attacks.(News)

Tony Bryant, a temporary Assistant Divisional Officer in Greater Manchester, is carrying out an in-depth study into attacks on firefighters as part of a management training course. His dissertation is due this summer.

"I have been through all the ranks in the busiest inner city stations in Manchester and it is dear to me there is a problem. I was born and brought up on one of the roughest council estates in Manchester and what is happening shocks me."

Tony was so concerned he set up a group four years ago to get together the stations in Manchester with the biggest problems: Salford, Wythenshawe, Central and Gorton. "There were some absolute horror stories," he says. …

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