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He’s alive- a little walking miracle This isn’t a criticism to any parent it’s a reminder to us all- Helmets.

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PC Karen Stanton – Most of you know that I am a police officer and have been for almost 16 years.

Well last Wednesday, the 20th June, I was just a Mum, a Mum who had just finished a 10 hour shift and was on her way for a walk with her 10 year old daughter when I came across a scene of total devastation, a parents worst nightmare.

I was the first person to the scene of an extremely serious road traffic accident. A 13 year old boy had been knocked off his bicycle, he landed head first and was unconscious bleeding profusely.

I was in Mum mode but, after ensuring my daughter was safe with a wonderful lady (who also blocked the road for me), I activated Police mode.

I had to reassure 8/10 other young boys and the driver of the van (who had stopped) that the boy (Jack) was going to be ok even though I could feel a serious compressed skull fracture and feared he would die in my arms.

I updated the call taker and ask for every available unit- that this was a potentially fatal road traffic collision.

12 minutes I reassured Jack while his fight or flight mode kicked in, ensuring he didn’t move. 12 minutes of my daughter watching her mum try to save the life of a boy she did not know. 12 minutes and finally everyone one was there. The Police and paramedics were MY heroes that day.

Jack was alive when I climbed back into my car with my arms covered in his blood. He was taken to hospital by helicopter.

I asked colleagues to keep me updated. To ring me, email me, to just update me. I expected the worst. I didn’t sleep all night.

I got an update the next morning, Jack was rushed to theatre for surgery- skull and spinal injuries.

Injuries that could’ve been lessened if he’d just had a helmet on.

Jack survived. He’s alive- a little walking miracle.

I’ve had contact with his Mum and she’s agreed that I can post this, she agrees entirely with the message I’m trying to share.

This isn’t a criticism to any parent it’s a reminder to us all- Helmets.

I don’t care if they’re not “cool” or that “none of my mates wear one.”

They’re our babies, our heartbeats, our world and we need to do everything we can to protect them- make them look “uncool” make them be the one out of the group that DOES wear a helmet- be that one parent that doesn’t get the call that his mum, Vicki, did last Wednesday, avoid waiting for answers while your child is in surgery not knowing if they’re going to come out of the other side.

I assure you that not one of Jacks friends thought he looked cool last Wednesday fighting for his life by the side of the road.

I met up with Jack and his Mum today, he’s got a long, long road to recovery but he will recover, he’s a very lucky boy.

Please share far and wide- please, from one parent to another, make sure your child wears a helmet whenever they’re out on a bicycle, this could’ve been a completely different outcome…..

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Kingsbury Shooting three taken to hospital

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Three people have been injured following a shooting outside of a busy London Tube Station.

Daily violent headlines about london’s out of control bloodbath are hitting the headlines.

Emergency services rushed to the incident on Kingsbury High Road, Brent at around 9:45pm.

The incident is not terror related and is being treat as a gang related incident.

Twitter was flooded with reports and images of a shooting at the location.

No arrests have been made in relation to the incident.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police and London Ambulance Service were alerted at around 2145hrs on Monday, 20 August, to reports of shots fired in Kingsbury Road, NW9.

“Officers from Brent attended the location along with London Ambulance Service.

London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 9.43 to reports of an incident on Kingsbury Road.

“We dispatched a number of resources including the London Air Ambulance by road.

“Three patients were found at the scene and they were taken to hospital.”

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Rude note left on Ambulance while paramedics deal with an emergency

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Paramedics have returned to their Ambulance to find a rude note on the windscreen claiming they waited 45 minutes for their drive to be unblocked.

If you need to leave your house urgently please come and knock on the door of the house where the emergency is happening, and if we can we will move the Ambulance.

Have you been angered by an emergency service vehicle blocking your drive?

The Paramedics returned to their ambulance in Leicester and were urged to “have some consideration when parking?

Surely that is the last thing going through a Paramedics mind dealing with a 999 call out, oh let’s wait a moment while we park this Ambulance more considerately while someone is laid moments from death on the floor when minutes matter in a life or death situation.

Paramedics dealing with an emergency in Leicester were left a note urging them to “have some consideration” about their parking.

The note “Please have some consideration where you park the ambulance!” the note said. “This is not the first time.”

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust criticised the “rude” note and said the crew parked as “considerately as possible” in the early hours of the morning.

Lee Brentnall, paramedic and ambulance operations manager for Leicestershire, said: “It is so disappointing to see that a rude note has yet again been left on one of our ambulances.

“This upsets our dedicated ambulance crews when they are trying to help our patients and do their job.

“Leaving a note will not resolve the situation as we are unlikely to see it until we are leaving in the ambulance to take the patient to a hospital or to go to our next job.”

Mr Brentnall added: “Our crews are approachable. If you genuinely need to leave your house urgently and we are blocking your access, please come and knock on the door where the emergency is taking place.

“Sometimes we will be able to move the vehicle, for example, if we are treating a patient but they do not need both of us there at the time.

What did our Twitter followers say? 

Karen Canner tweeted Police Hour saying “We moved our car and invited an ambulance to park on our drive to easier reach our neighbour who was in need and had a skip on her driveway. would anyone be angry at a person having a medical emergency being helped? i just don’t get it.”

Silent Running said I cannot understand the mentality of people complaining, i’m sure they’d be all for it if they were the ones being saved, the selfish, non-empathetic bastards

You can block my entrance or back passage anytime

Rachel said “Erm yeah no I havnt and wouldn’t even if my car was stuck I’d wait they’d not do it unless they had no choice”

Well to be fair what kind of person would actually be angered by an ambulance blocking them in, Have we really lost the basic ability to communicate.

 

 

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Man hunt as women attacked by stranger in London believed to be suffering mental health crisis

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Update: Arrested on suspension of attempted murder.

Police urgently want to speak to Joe Xuereb who is wanted after a stranger attacked two women, they are both fighting for their life.

Joe Xuereb must not be approached he is highly dangerous, after an unprovoked random attack on two women in the street.

The two women are fighting for their lives after being attacked in the street by a stranger, and Joe Xuereb is currently a suspect and wanted by police in relation to the incident.

Xuereb is believed to have been suffering from serious mental health issues and members of the public should not approach him he is aged 27 and from Greenwich, southeast London.

The women were targeted in a “horrific” attack in Adderley Gardens in Greenwich on Sunday.

Officers were called at 12.10pm to find the victims, aged 30 and 64, suffering from injuries “consistent with a violent assault”.

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