Cleethorpes

Emergency services shocked after ‘disrespectful’ ambulance attack in Cleethorpes

Reckless behaviour in Cleethorpes has put lives at risk after an ambulance was trashed and its crew assaulted in a senseless attack.

A crew were treating a patient in the back of a vehicle at Cleethorpes Market Place on Saturday, December 17, when a passer-by threw something through the side window.

The impact shattered the glass in the patient treatment area causing a serious injury to of member of staff.

Blanche Lentz, paramedic and general manager for Lincolnshire, said: “This is not acceptable behaviour.

“I am shocked that someone could be so disrespectful.

“Our crews come to work every day to help people, often in challenging circumstances and shouldn’t ever be subject to abuse.

“This reckless act means an ambulance requires major repair works and can’t respond to emergencies.

“Whoever did this clearly didn’t think of the impact that their actions would have on their community.

“We have a zero tolerance approach and will work with Humberside Police to take action and make sure that whoever did this receives the appropriate punishment.”

The vehicle is likely to be off the road for several weeks as the necessary repair works are completed and the vehicle is cleaned.

Anyone with any information should contact Humberside Police on 101, quoting reference number 2236473.