FIREFIGHTERS in Greater Manchester have been called out to over 1,200 anti-social behaviour related incidents in the last five years, figures have revealed.

The service is currently supporting anti-social behaviour awareness week and is urging people to act responsibly.

Since April 2016, fire crews from across the city-region have come under attack 120 times - which includes anything from verbal abuse to having missiles thrown at them.

Crews have also been called to 1,108 hoax calls made to North West Fire Control.

GMFRS' head of prevention, area manager Paul Duggan, said: "We are proud to be supporting ASB Awareness Week in Greater Manchester, raising the profile of the impacts of anti-social behaviour and how such acts affect our staff members and organisation.

"Sadly, a small portion of residents carry our acts of anti-social behaviour – such as making hoax calls, attacking our crews, and starting fires outdoors. These incidents take up unnecessary time and could stop us saving someone’s life elsewhere.

“People unfortunately don’t always think about the consequences of their actions, which can have long-lasting impacts on others, as well as on their own futures, but our message is clear – we won’t tolerate anti-social behaviour of any kind so please think of others before you act.”