Shocking footage shows ambulance being attacked and pelted with mud as patient was treated inside

Andy Wells
·Freelance Writer

Shocking footage captures the moment a thug was caught on CCTV vandalising an ambulance while paramedics treated a patient inside.

Emergency crews had been called to Wildwood in the Woodside area of Telford, Shrops., before their vehicle was attacked at about 1.20am on Monday (30/4).

Footage taken from the vehicle’s on-board cameras shows the man lashing out at a wing mirror before kicking the side of the van as he argues with a woman.

The man is seen remonstrating with a woman before he kicks the vehicle (SWNS)
The man is seen remonstrating with a woman before he kicks the vehicle (SWNS)

Ambulance bosses are now calling on anyone who recognises the thug to get in contact with police after their van was taken off the road for several hours.

The vehicle had its wing mirror broken and mud smeared up the side as the offender also banged on the vehicle and shouted from outside.

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West Midlands Ambulance Service said crews had been treating a medical case at the time and have described the unprovoked attack as ‘senseless.’

<em>The ambulance was attacked while paramedics were treating a patient (Twitter/@OFFICIALWMAS)</em>
The ambulance was attacked while paramedics were treating a patient (Twitter/@OFFICIALWMAS)

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.’

They added: ‘Any such actions are abhorrent.

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‘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.’

The incident comes two months after Kirsty Sharman was fined for leaving an abusive note on an ambulance parked outside her house.