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Road rage driver blocks ambulance on emergency call then gets out and shouts abuse at crew

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An Ambulance crew on a 999 emergency call faced an angry road rage motorists who drove so slow he blocked the route of the ambulance and then got out and shouted abuse at the crew.

Thankfully the crew was not hurt, they dusted themselves off and continued with the emergency call and their shift.

The incident was linked to an earlier incident in which a Honda driver failed to move out the way or an ambulance being driven with lights and sirens.

While shouting abuse at the male and female crew, the driver said he thought he had seen the male crew member in the ambulance swearing at him.

Road rage driver blocks ambulance on emergency call then gets out and shouts abuse at crew 1

Met Police have confirmed that none of the crew was physically injured, and both continued with their shift.

Police today released an appeal after the crew was responding to an emergency call to help an elderly woman who had an acute illness on December 27, in Sutton, South London.

The crew were on Central Road in Worcester Park when a car pulled up behind the ambulance.

The driver then got out and shouted at the male and female crew in the ambulance.

The driver of the Honda got back into his car and drove off towards Kingston. Police have released CCTV images of the driver while he was out of the car shouting at the ambulance.

He was described as white man, aged in his 40s or 50s and around 5ft 6ins tall and may have been wearing a green jacket, with dark trousers and white trainers.

Police Sergeant John Bouchard of Sutton Borough Police said “The CCTV is not of good quality, it is possible that the image, combined with the man’s link to the Honda, may enable somebody to identify him.

“In the meantime, officers will be working to trace higher quality CCTV from buses and information from Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) systems in order to identify the suspect and the car.

“I would urge the man responsible to come forward and speak to police.

“This is a shocking incident where a member of the emergency services was unjustly abused while on shift, and I would like to think this man will come forward and take responsibility for his actions.”

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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