Charges have been dropped against the four people accused of trashing a London Ambulance Service Rapid Response Vehicle during the 2018 World Cup celebrations.
Footage which was widely shared across social media appeared to show of groups of revellers jumping on top of the life-saving vehicle after England’s 2-0 victory over Sweden on July 7th.
The vehicle had been parked by a London Ambulance Service paramedic who was single crewed at the time and who was said to have been ‘shook up’ by what happened.
James Elton, Perry Jian, Larissa Bell and Scott Dennett had been due to all stand trial at Inner London Crown Court in June.
The four were all charged with criminal damage after the incident
However, the Crown Prosecution Service agreed to drop the charges on the strict condition that each of the defendants pays £833 towards the cost of the repairs which were carried out on the vehicle.
A spokesperson for the CPS confirmed that: ‘This was agreed by police and appropriate payments have been made’.
Some sections of the mainstream media have reported that the CPS offered ‘no evidence’ in the case but have not reported on the agreement that the CPS made with the Police regarding the matter.