Home detention for attack on New Caledonia firefighters

A man in New Caledonia has been sentenced to one-year home detention for assaulting firefighters and wrecking their truck last year.

The criminal court in Noumea also ordered the 52-year-old man to pay $US1000 to three volunteer firefighters.

Reports say if he refuses to pay, he will have to go to prison.

The man objected to the firefighters entering his property to fight a blaze, which could only be tackled from his place.

He used a machete to chase them away and smashed the truck windows, and chopped up the fire hose.

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