Impatient driver ‘moves ambulance with patient inside’ so he can park his car

An angry motorist who wanted to park his car got inside an ambulance that was ‘in his way’ – while paramedics were treating a patient inside.

The driver climbed into the cab of the vehicle as it was parked in Malt Court, Pelican Lane, Newbury, at about 2.10pm on December 29.

Thames Valley Police said the man moved the ambulance before driving his red Mini Cooper into a parking space which the emergency vehicle had been blocking.

They said that the sudden movement caused “distress and discomfort to the patient” who was being treated at the time.

Space: The incident took place in Pelican Lane in Newbury (Google)

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Investigating officer PC Nick Easener 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.”

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 50s and 5ft 10ins tall. He had messy hair and was wearing a dark khaki jacket, light blue jeans and suede boots.

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

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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