Anger over ambulance emergency kit theft

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A LIFE-SAVING emergency kit was stolen from an ambulance while crew were looking after a patient.

Paramedics were attending an address in Green Street just before midnight on December 16.

When they returned to the ambulance, a first response resuscitation bag had been stolen from the back of the vehicle.

It contained a BP reader, oxygen and nebulisers, but no drugs.

PC Sue Perry said, “This was a really stupid thing to do and we are sure it will have been gossiped about locally.

“If anyone knows who took the bag, or where it is now, we ask them to call us on 0845 60 70 999, quoting serial 1666 of December 16.”

David Dixon, security management specialist at South East Coast Ambulance Service, said, “This was an extremely dangerous and irresponsible act which potentially put lives at risk.

“I would urge anyone who has any information at all to contact the police immediately. he individual or individuals who did this need to know the seriousness of their actions.”