Woman arrested after leaving note on ambulance telling driver 'move your van'

The abusive message left on an ambulance. Pic West Midlands Ambulance Service

"If this van is for anyone but number 14 then you have no right to be parked here".

The handwritten note was left on an ambulance in Tunstall, Staffordshire, as paramedics attended an emergency callout.

The note drew widespread condemnation in the United Kingdom after it was posted on social media by a local paramedic mentor and the local police commander said a 26-year-old woman had been arrested for public order offences.

A woman has been arrested after an abusive note was left on an ambulance demanding it be moved from the space where it had been parked. I couldn't give a s**t is the whole steet collasped (sic) now move your van from outside my home'.

Paramedic Katie Tudor, who's based in Stoke-on-Trent, tweeted the photo of the note with the caption "So upset to be sent this by one of our crews this morning", also saying that the paramedics had also received "a load of verbal abuse".

Paramedic operational manager Mike Duggan also shared a picture of the note and said the emergency services were increasingly facing growing level of hostility.

'We don't block roads for the sake of it'.

He said: "What is it going to take?"

What people don't seem to grasp is if it was one of their loved ones that was being loaded into the back of an ambulance, if someone behaved like that, they'd be mortified.

In a statement Staffordshire police said the incident happened at around midday on Sunday.

Police add that the woman remains in custody, and enquiries are ongoing.

Given the personal information detailed by the person inconvenienced by attending emergency service people, presumably police did not struggle to identify the source of the threat. "This kind of behaviour is totally unacceptable and we will take appropriate action against offenders".

This note was allegedly left on an ambulance van. The patient later died in hospital.

Unfortunately, this isn't the first time West Midlands Ambulance Service crews have faced abuse before from members of the public.



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