Crews from Preston Circus were called to the site on Tuesday at about 10pm after reports of a group of children setting some trees on fire.
When they arrived, a fire source told The Argus rocks and other debris were thrown at them as they tried to tackle the flames.
The source added a “wolflike” dog was being goaded into attacking the 999 team while there were reports of people trying to take things off the engine.Just let it burn. If it spreads to their site, well, too bad, so sad...
Fire crews have now said they will not deal with any incidents at the site unless there are police present.And the police say ‘Woah! We don’t fancy that much!’:
A police spokeswoman said: “Police have spoken to East Sussex Fire and Rescue and have agreed that they will liaise with the council security on the site and will assess any future calls to the encampment and decide if police presence is required.Which, translated, means 'We'll take the advice of MC Hammer on this one'.
"A police presence will be on site until 10pm and officers will be speaking to adults to make them aware of the incident and to take appropriate steps to supervise their children.”Good luck with that.