Senseless attack on ambulance takes vehicle off the road

 

Monday 30th April 2018 – 11.25am – Murray MacGregor.

Ambulance bosses are appealing for members of the public to help them identify the person who damaged an ambulance as it was treating a patient.

The incident happened in Wildwood in the Woodside area of Telford at about 1.20am this morning (Monday).

The crew had been treating a medical case at the time when the unprovoked attack happened.

Clinical Team Mentor Joy Hughes (@wmasJoyHughes) tweeted: “Working with Zoe tonight, trainee technician. Rather surprised when treating a patient in the back of the ambulance a random stranger began to attack the vehicle! Police requested, we got away safely but damage means that vehicle now off road. All people okay, thank goodness.”

Operations Manager, Edd Davis, (@wmasEDavis) who went to support the crew, also tweeted about the incident: “A disgusting act of vandalism caused by a male in Telford tonight, breaking a wing mirror and throwing mud up the side of the vehicle. Now vehicle is off road and can’t help anyone.”

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “How can it possibly be appropriate for anyone who has nothing to do with the case the ambulance crew are dealing with to suddenly start attacking the vehicle?

“Sadly, many of our crews are familiar with this sort of behaviour, but when you are a patient, this must have been terrifying.

“Any such actions are abhorrent.  We will be pulling the CCTV from the vehicle and passing it to the police but we would ask for anyone who has any information about this despicable incident to contact West Mercia Police on 101 and quoting incident 16s.”

Ends

 

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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