Ambulance on call, attacked on Telford estate

Ambulance on call, attacked on Telford estate

Ambulance bosses are appealing for members of the public to help them identify the person who damaged an ambulance as it was treating a patient.

The incident happened in Wildwood in the Woodside area of Telford at about 1.20am this morning (Monday).

The crew had been treating a medical case at the time when the unprovoked attack happened.

Clinical Team Mentor Joy Hughes (@wmasJoyHughes) tweeted: “Working with Zoe tonight, trainee technician. Rather surprised when treating a patient in the back of the ambulance a random stranger began to attack the vehicle! Police requested, we got away safely but damage means that vehicle now off road. All people okay, thank goodness.”

Operations Manager, Edd Davis, (@wmasEDavis) who went to support the crew, also tweeted about the incident: “A disgusting act of vandalism caused by a male in Telford tonight, breaking a wing mirror and throwing mud up the side of the vehicle. Now vehicle is off road and can’t help anyone.”

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “How can it possibly be appropriate for anyone who has nothing to do with the case the ambulance crew are dealing with to suddenly start attacking the vehicle?

“Sadly, many of our crews are familiar with this sort of behaviour, but when you are a patient, this must have been terrifying.

“Any such actions are abhorrent. We will be pulling the CCTV from the vehicle and passing it to the police but we would ask for anyone who has any information about this despicable incident to contact West Mercia Police on 101 and quoting incident 16s.”

pics WMAS


16 thoughts on “Ambulance on call, attacked on Telford estate

  • April 30, 2018 at 9:37 pm
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    What scum attacks a f**#ng ambulance?? Deserve to skip straight to a hearse if ever they need them.

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  • April 30, 2018 at 9:44 pm
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    Let’s hope when he needs a Ambulance from a suspected drug overdose he dies before the ambulance gets there. Sick of them all around here. Scumbags

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  • April 30, 2018 at 9:55 pm
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    This absolutely infuriates me! Ambulances are life saving vehicles and i guarentee that one day this cretin will need an ambulance, but like all ambulance crews he will be treated for his illness regardless of him damaging an ambulance. He should be made to go out with a crew and see the hard work and dedication that goes into being an ambulance crew memeber

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  • April 30, 2018 at 10:36 pm
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    Absolute scum disgraceful

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  • April 30, 2018 at 11:11 pm
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    Woodside? No surprise.

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  • May 1, 2018 at 12:06 am
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    Mikey Wroe Chloe Jones

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  • May 1, 2018 at 12:17 am
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    What is wrong with people

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  • May 1, 2018 at 5:35 am
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    The world is full of scum-bags 🙁

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  • May 1, 2018 at 5:42 am
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    Scumbags! No other word to describe these people.

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  • May 1, 2018 at 6:22 am
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    Lindsey Jane Elizabeth Ellis

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  • May 1, 2018 at 7:19 am
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    We have the names and witnesses of the kids that smashed my boyfriends windscreen, makes no difference still waiting for police to contact us!

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