There were four 999 call-outs during firefighters strike on New Year’s Eve

Non-striking firefighters were called to four 999 emergencies while their colleagues were staging a walkout in a dispute over pensions on New Year’s Eve.

None of the emergencies - between 6.30pm and 12.30am on the busiest party night of the year - were in the Dacorum area.

Councillor Richard Thake, who oversees community safety at County Hall, said: “Despite fewer resources being available during the strike action all incidents were dealt with appropriately.

“We are extremely disappointed that further walkouts took place and we continue to hope for a speedy resolution to this ongoing dispute.”

There is a further strike tomorrow from 6.30am to 8.30am as the row over changes to pensions goes on.

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