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.
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