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Man moved ambulance blocking his parking space while paramedics were working on dying woman in the back

By Mason White 7:52 PM January 11, 2017
Paramedics treating patients
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man acted in a reckless manner by moving an ambulance from a parking space while paramedics were trying to help a dying woman in the back of the vehicle, according to police in the United Kingdom.

The Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses, following the unauthorized moving of the ambulance in Newbury.

The incident took place in Malt Court, Pelican Lane on Thursday around 2:00 p.m.

While ambulance staff were treating the patient in the rear of the ambulance, an offender got into the cab of the vehicle, removed the handbrake and moved it.

He then drove his vehicle into a car parking space, which the ambulance had been blocking. The sudden movement of the ambulance caused distress and discomfort to the patient who was being treated at the time.

The offender is a white man, about 50 years old and around 5 feet 10 inches tall with a slim build. He had sandy or grey messy hair, and was wearing a dark khaki colored jacket, light blue jeans and suede boots.

He was driving a red Mini Cooper with a registration plate starting RJ60.

Investigating officer PC Nick Easener, based at Newbury police station, said: “There was no communication between the offender and the ambulance crew prior to the ambulance being moved.

“The offender moved the ambulance in order to free up a parking space for himself, without considering if anyone was receiving treatment at the time.

“His actions could have had very serious consequences for the patient, who was receiving emergency care.

“There were other members of the public in the area at the time of the incident, and I am appealing for anyone with any information to come forward and contact the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101.”