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Tagged: 999 misuse


Alcoholic pulled out knife as paramedic tried to treat him

PATIENT John Williamson pulled out a knife as a paramedic tried to treat him on Boxing Day. The 47-year-old had called an ambulance to his Cobridge home, but abused medical staff that had arrived...


Man who punched ambulance drivers avoids jail

A man who forced an ambulance to stop before punching the driver in a road rage attack has avoided jail. Michael Kearns, himself a former ambulance driver, cut up the vehicle which was transporting...


Appreciate your Ambulance Service

As part of a week-long awareness campaign, West Midlands Ambulance Service are releasing clips of calls to highlight the many irrelevant and time-wasting calls its staff have to put up with. You don’t need...