Lancashire

Morecambe lifeboat station attacked by gang of 30 teenagers

The RNLI station came under attack just half an hour after a group of children had visited the centre Image copyright RNLI
Image caption The RNLI station came under attack just half an hour after a group of children had visited the centre

A gang of 30 teenagers attacked a Lancashire lifeboat station and threatened staff, the RNLI has said.

A police investigation has been launched after the youngsters, aged 13 to 18, pelted the Morecambe station with stones at 21:00 BST on Sunday.

The gang smashed an observation window causing damage costing hundreds of pounds.

Four male volunteers who gave chase near Poulton Park were verbally abused, said an RNLI spokesman.

An RNLI spokesman told the BBC: "The volunteers chased them away but were then threatened.

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Image caption The observation window was damaged at the centre

"They told them: 'Do you know who we are?' and then added: 'We'll come back with more people'.

"Fortunately the damage wasn't too bad."

Police are investigating the criminal damage.

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