Take yourself back in time just a few months to when England was trying to progress in the 2018 World Cup. It was a time of elation and sorrow (for people who enjoy watching football that is).
However, what will stick in the minds of many, are the images of some ‘individuals’ who took it upon themselves to trash a London Ambulance Rapid Response Vehicle.
For those of our readers who aren’t in the emergency services, a Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) is essentially an emergency ambulance that often is the first ambulance service asset to arrive at an incident.
Anyone who has been involved in a serious accident or who has sustained serious injuries will confirm that these vehicles really can be the difference between life and death.
The images of some ‘individuals’ who took it upon themselves to trash one of these vehicles were beamed around the world – showing everyone just how childish and ridiculous ‘we’ (as a nation) can sometimes be if a leather ball is not kicked into a net often enough during a 90 minute period.
Well, the individuals who took it upon themselves to trash the London Ambulance RRV are going to find that they now have to explain their actions to a Magistrates, having been charged with criminal damage.
One of the individuals, Larrissa Bell, 21, from Glasgow found that karma soon caught up with them after the incident, that took place near London Bridge Station on 7th July.
The RRV was taken out of service because of the damage caused to it, and we heard from a close family member of the paramedic who was driving the RRV at the time.
Needless to say, she (the paramedic) was extremely shaken up by what happened. As anyone would be.
The Met Police confirmed it had charged Bell, along with Perry Kangyue Jian, 26, from London; James Elton, 27, from London, and Scott Dennett, 25, from Lancashire, with criminal damage.
They are due to appear in Camberwell Magistrates’ Court on 22 November.
The repairs to the RRV were paid for by The Millwall Supporters’ Club – not because it was their fans who trashed the RRV, but just because they were appalled at the actions of the idiots responsible for the damage.
Next time anyone is tempted to trash an emergency vehicle during a sporting event, then remember this story… HUGE thanks to the @MillwallFC @TheMillwallFans who generously paid for the repairs to the @Ldn_Ambulance #RRV https://t.co/q9zYQZcYoe
— Emergency_Services_Humour (@ES_Humour) November 5, 2018
Rainworth Skoda in Mansfield also sourced/funded the parts required to repair the RRV.
Needless to say, that the individuals responsible for trashing the RRV (if found guilty of doing such) will be officially “recognised” by Emergency Services Humour by receiving a ‘C__kwomble Award’ in the next issue of our popular fortnightly eMagazine, S__ts & Giggles.
Sign up to our £1-per-month morale injection by clicking below (anyone can subscribe):
If you have a blog that you would like us to share with our readers and followers, then please feel free to contact our team of former emergency services personnel by using any of the details below.
If you have an emergency services related story, video (that you have filmed) or opinion (whether its light-hearted or serious) that you want us to share with our readers, then you can reach our team using any of the details below.
We treat all correspondence with anonymity!
Email: email@example.com | Follow & find us on Twitter @ES_Humour | Follow & find us on Facebook @EmergencyServicesHumour
Before you go...
WE NEED YOUR HELP.Here at Emergency Services News, we aim to tell you stories that the mainstream media are not interested in reporting. Whilst the MSM love to berate and ridicule the emergency services, who is there to report on the realities of serving on the front line?
Emergency Services News is currently a loss-making entity. But our team of volunteers, all former emergency services personnel, do not do it for the money.
We do it because we are sick and tired of the mainstream media constantly trying to undermine the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep you and your family safe.
How many MSM journalists who speak ill of the emergency services have actually dared to don the uniform and risk their own lives to save the life of a complete stranger? If you would like to help back our mission of reporting on fact-based news, then please consider helping to support us financially.
You can support emergency services news from as little as £1. It only takes a minute. Every contribution, however big or small, is vital for our future.
Please help us to continue to highlight the life-saving work of the emergency services, NHS and armed forces by becoming a supporter.