A man has been arrested after an emergency ambulance was stolen in Aberdeenshire. The pursuit came to an end around 30 miles away from where the emergency ambulance was stolen.
Police Scotland said that the Scottish Ambulance Service vehicle had been on a call at Kemnay when it was stolen at about 06:20 hours.
As a result of a pursuit, the life-saving ambulance was stopped near Dufftown in Moray.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland said that a 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
A spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service said stealing an ambulance was a “deplorable act”.
The patient in Aberdeenshire was transferred to hospital by another ambulance.
This incident comes less than five days after a Welsh Ambulance Service vehicle was stolen as its crew treated a patient.
The emergency ambulance crew were dealing with an emergency on Green Lane in Deeside, Flintshire, on Saturday at 22:00 GMT when callous thieves took the vehicle.
Another crew was sent to the address to assist with the treatment and transportation of the sick patient.
North Wales Police located the vehicle a short time later on Dee View Crescent. It had been abandoned after sustaining heavy damage.
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