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Staff at the Coventry Ambulance Control Hub have been deliberately targeted by gangs
Being the ‘go to’ “news” outlet for members of the emergency services, NHS and armed forces means that we get to hear about all manner of different stories straight from the front line.
Not many of these stories tend to leave us ‘speechless’, because each of us has served in either the armed forces or emergency services ourselves – so we are acutely aware of the sort of challenges which our colleagues face on a daily basis.
But when we were contacted this morning via our contact us page on our main website, about some cretins who have been lobbing rocks and stones at staff (and their work/personal vehicles) at the Coventry Ambulance Hub then we were actually left speechless.
Our informant told us: “Sad times when a group of youths repeatedly attack an ambulance hub with large rocks, throwing rocks at ambulances and personal cars as well as at staff.”
This appears not to be an isolated incident.
Rocks were also thrown last week as well as yesterday (30th April). Obviously the Police were informed of the attack, and enquiries are on-going.
But what sort of idiots specifically goes out to target Ambulance staff?
We could use many different descriptive and colourful words in order to try and describe such individuals. But our readers do a far better job at this than we do, via the comments section in our posts.
Our informant told us: “you get used to verbal abuse from a minority of the general public, be that blocking a driveway or getting food on down time, it’s manageable and you’re easily able to move on.
But after a long 12 hour plus shift, to be greeted with damage to your personal vehicle that YOU yourself will have to pay to repair it is demoralising.
Especially when the damage is repeated again not even a week later, you have to question what has become of the society we live in.
The same yobs that were throwing rocks from a railway bridge, if injured would expect those they’ve attacked to help them, without hesitation or question.
It disgusts me that people would stoop that low, especially kids, or as I’d brand this bunch, oxygen thieves.”
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We really do genuinely hope that this story gets shared as MUCH as possible.
Its only by sharing it, and making people aware of what is going on, that the chances of catching the vile entities responsible for these sort of attacks increases.
Whilst reading this, you might think that this sort of mindless act is an isolated incident. Unfortunately, it isn’t.
It was only last week (24th April) that we shared the story of a Paramedic that had her PRIVATE vehicle trashed by vermin (the ‘human’ type as opposed to the rodent type).
And you only have to browse the Twitter feeds of various Ambulance Trusts, such as the West Midlands Ambulance Service, to find instances of cretins attacking Emergency Ambulances.
We only wish, that the Police had more resources to put into this kind of despicable act. But we all know that most Forces are struggling under their existing workloads, so the chances of these oxygen thieves getting caught are only slight.
We can only hope, that a friend or family member of the idiots responsible contact the Cops and ‘do the right thing’.
You do not have to be a genius to understand that each ambulance that is damaged, has to then be taken out of service in order to be repaired.
We have a lot of faith in karma. And thus we can only hope, that those responsible for this kind of attack, end up needing an emergency ambulance at some point themselves.
And wouldn’t it be a shame if there were no ambulances to send to the rancid excuse for a human being at their moment of need, because half of the ambulance fleet were taken out of action due to damage?
Its a disgrace. The individuals responsible for this kind of act are an embarrassment to the human race. If I knew that a ‘friend’ or family member of mine had done this, then I would march them down to the Local Cop Shop.
I would then dis-own them, and plaster their face all over social media.
Until we start shaming these individuals, then they will more-than-likely carry on committing these cowardly acts of criminal damage.
Its times like this, that I am truly ashamed to call myself British.
I am embarrassed that I share the same ‘small’ piece of land with the sort of individual who carries out this senseless act of f**kwittery.
Those responsible should hang their heads in shame. They are a disgrace.
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