Trust welcomes sentence after vile note left on ambulance

Tuesday 20th February 2018 – 1.50pm – Murray MacGregor.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We welcome the outcome of this unpleasant case.  We are pleased to see the press reports that the Magistrates felt that this was ‘an absolutely despicable incident’.  We hope that this case will serve as a warning to others that abusing our staff is not acceptable.

“Our staff will only block roads or park in front of drives if absolutely necessary in the interests of patient care.  In this case, they were parked at the side of the road and were not blocking a driveway.

“We would like to thank the police for their support and swift action in this case, but also to the many thousands of people who have sent us messages of support for our staff and the incredible work that they do saving lives each day.”

Kirsty Sharman, aged 26, from Tunstall, admitted a Section 5 Public Order offence when she appeared at North Staffordshire Justice Centre today (Tuesday 20th February).  She received a £120 fine and was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and costs of £135.


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