VIDEO: Hartlepool firefighters go on strike

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FIREFIGHTERS went on strike today walking out of their shifts at midday.

About 30 fire officers from Stranton Fire Station in Hartlepool staged a picket in protest against Government plans to make changes to their pensions, including making them work longer.

Fire Brigades Union official Neil Sowden with striking firefighters at Stranton Fire Station in Hartlepool on Wednesday.

Fire Brigades Union official Neil Sowden with striking firefighters at Stranton Fire Station in Hartlepool on Wednesday.

The strike took place outside of the station in Stockton Street from noon and saw dozens of members of the public driving past beeping their horns in support of the crews.

The protest was due to finish at 4pm.

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