Fire service under attack in Stockholm

Fire and rescue services came under attack from stone-throwing youths in Tensta in north west Stockholm on Monday evening.

A number of police units were sent to the where a gang of youngsters had set fire to car tyres, rubbish bins and a skip, a swell as attempting to set fire to a car, Dagens Nyheter reports.

Rescue workers were subjected to heavy stone-throwing and quickly moved out of the predominantly immigrant-occupied area after they managed to put out the fires. There were no reports of any injuries.

Police said they did not know what had caused the disturbance and said there was no apparent connection to last weeks riots in Malmö. By midnight the situation was under control but police remained in place.

“We’ll be here as long as we’re needed,” police spokesman Björn Engström told Dagens Nyheter.