A BRAINLESS gang of yobs pinched an ambulance – whereas its crew have been treating an emergency affected person at her residence.
Thieves took off with the life-saving automobile round 10pm final evening in Shotton, north Wales.
The ambulance was stolen from exterior a affected person’s residenceCredit score: Wales Information Service
The theft put the general public and sufferers in danger, the ambulance service statedCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
The emergency automobile was later discovered deserted and broken close by after it was taken by “extraordinarily irresponsible” thieves.
The Welsh Ambulance Service stated had they wanted to hurry a affected person to hospital, the theft may have prompted “very severe hurt”.
Paramedics had been treating a affected person a home in Flintshire final evening once they discovered their ambulance was lacking.
One other crew have been dispatched to assist the stricken emergency employees and the stolen ambulance was discovered by police dumped close by.
The Welsh Ambulance Service have slammed the thieves for “putting sufferers and the general public in danger”.
A spokesperson stated: “The theft of an emergency ambulance is a particularly irresponsible act.
“Had the crew wanted to entry extra emergency gear from the automobile, or to urgently convey the affected person to hospital, this act may have led to very severe hurt.
“Our providers have been extraordinarily busy coping with winter pressures, alongside the challenges of the pandemic.
“It is a very uncommon prevalence it’s being handled extremely critically.”
Bob Tooby, Welsh Ambulance Service’s assistant director of operations, stated: “It is a very uncommon prevalence however is being handled extremely critically.”
He slammed the “extraordinarily irresponsible act” that positioned “sufferers and the general public in danger”.
And Director of Operations for the service, Lee Brookes stated: “As if the service and communities have not had sufficient to cope with this yr, we’ve got what I can solely describe as senseless stupidity to take care of too.”
North Wales Police at the moment are investigating the theft and have dispatched crime scene investigators to forensically study the automobile.
Bob Tooby slammed the ‘extraordinarily irresponsible act’Credit score: Linkedin
The crew had been treating a affected person at her residence in Shotton, north WalesCredit score: Google Earth