A North West Ambulance Service emergency ambulance has had to be taken off of the road owing to a mindless act of vandalism that could have harmed the crew.
A spokesperson for North West Ambulance Service said:
‘It was a close call for our crew last night (11th March) as a bottle was thrown at a moving ambulance in Manchester smashing the side window!
‘Thankfully nobody was injured and no patients were on board but it was very
‘The culprit has been arrested and we are assisting the police with their enquiries’.
Images were shared of the ambulance with its side window shattered following the incident.
Decent-minded people will be shocked at just why anyone would want to try and cause damage to an emergency ambulance without any due regard to the safety of its crew and of any patients who might be inside.
Ambulance Trusts have a limited amount of resources and losing one vehicle from an operational fleet can cause patients to experience extended delays in getting help.
Thankfully, most ambulances now have CCTV meaning that they are better equipped to catch the individuals who are responsible for such mindless acts of blatant vandalism.
This latest incident comes at a time when there seems to be an increase in attacks on emergency ambulances.
Emergency Services News has a dedicated section on our website to reporting on incidents such as these in order to highlight to the general public the increasing threat that first responders face as they try to go about their job of saving peoples lives.
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