Heartless attack on ambulance and crew

Credit: East Midlands Ambulance Service

Reckless behaviour in Cleethorpes has put lives at risk as an ambulance crew are assaulted, and an ambulance is damaged in a heartless attack. A crew were treating a patient in the back of a vehicle at Cleethorpes Market Place on Saturday evening when a passer-by threw something through the side window. The impact shattered the glass in the patient treatment area causing a serious injury to of member of staff.

Blanche Lentz, Paramedic and General Manager for Lincolnshire said:

This is not acceptable behaviour; I am shocked that someone could be so disrespectful. Our crews come to work every day to help people, often in challenging circumstances and shouldn’t ever be subject to abuse.

This reckless act means an ambulance requires major repair works and can’t respond to emergencies. Whoever did this clearly didn’t think of the impact that their actions would have on their community.

We have a zero tolerance approach and will work with Humberside Police to take action and make sure that whoever did this receives the appropriate punishment.

The vehicle is likely to be off the road for several weeks as the necessary repair works are completed and the vehicle is cleaned.

If you were in the area on Saturday night and have any details please contact Humberside Police on 101 and quote reference number 2236473.

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