It would appear that thieves in London have now decided to target London Ambulance Service (LAS) motorcycle paramedics by stealing their helmets whilst the medics carry out their life-saving work.
A spokesperson for the LAS confirmed that two motorcycle helmets had been stolen in the space of two months.
On 4th of Feb, a helmet was stolen whilst a paramedic was treating a patient at an emergency call.
In a statement, a spokesperson said:
“This second theft of a helmet and built in earpiece in two months – vital equipment for us but of little use to anyone else – means the medic can’t respond to other patients”.
The theft of these helmets is clearly putting lives at risk as it means that the rapid response resources of the LAS is severely diminished whilst motorcycle paramedics are essentially put out of action.
Motorcycle paramedics often only respond to critical calls where minutes can be the difference between life-and-death for some patients.
With the heavily congested roads of London, these motorcycle paramedics form the backbone of the ambulance services’ ability to be able to get to a critical patient quickly.
Without question, whoever is responsible for these thefts is putting the lives of Londoners at risk by their disgraceful conduct.
These helmets are also incredibly expensive to replace, with each one expecting to cost the LAS around £400 each to replace.
If you know who is responsible for these thefts, then please contact the police using the non-emergency police number: 101
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