A REFUSE crew has been attacked by a group of young people in Partington.

Bi n collectors had objects thrown at them and a brick was hurled into the back of their lorry.

The damaged lorry was taken out of servicefor repairs after the incident at the junction of Derbyshire Road and Tulip Road on Wednesday.

No-one was hurt in the incident, which has been reported to police.

Cllr Adele New said: “It’s come to the attention of Bucklow Ward councillors that this week a bin crew and one of the trucks were attacked by a group of youths.

“Amey are 27 operatives down through self isolation and coronavirus with seven trucks out of use. There aren’t many places available to get trucks repaired at present and actions like this could result in Partington losing the service completely for a time if this continues.

“This is extremely serious and must stop. It’s mindless, it’s dangerous and you will be prosecuted.”

Cllr Mike Freeman, the council's executive member for public safety, added: “This type of behaviour must stop. Our bin operatives are essential workers and are providing you all with an essential service. Please respect them.”

A One Trafford spokesman said: “We can confirm something was thrown into the back of the lorry, damaging the vehicle. Thankfully none of our bin men were injured and the incident has been reported. This type of behaviour is totally unacceptable and puts extra strain on our bin men, who are doing a fantastic job in very difficult circumstances."