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Man charged after ambulance was moved to free up parking space

Paramedics were treating patient in the rear of the emergency vehicle

Chris Ord


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A MAN has been charged in connection with an incident in which a motorist got into an ambulance and moved it to free up a parking space.

Paramedics were treating a patient in the rear of the emergency vehicle which was parked in Malt Court, Pelican Way, Newbury at the time.

Alan John Dale, 67, has been charged by postal notification on one count of taking a motor vehicle without consent, one count of obstructing/hindering an emergency worker and one count of use of a motor vehicle with no insurance.

Paramedics were providing emergency care to the patient on the afternoon of December 29 as the motorist entered the cab and released the handbrake, before exiting the ambulance and driving his car into the newly vacated space.

Mr Dale, of Tangley Farm, Hampshire, will appear at Reading Magistrates Court on March 23 2017.

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  • paulGT11

    12/03/2017 - 20:08

    I cannot believe anyone would even THINK about moving an ambulance just to create a parking space. Surely other spaces were available, but probably not close enough for this "person". He should be banned from driving, regardless of the "hardship" it might cause.


  • hgv1driver


    12/03/2017 - 19:07

    String him up ban him from driving for life


  • Darrin666

    12/03/2017 - 10:10

    Glad they got this moron


  • Mairi

    11/03/2017 - 23:11

    Throw the book at him! What an idiot. Why did it take so long to arrest and charge him, they must have had the vehicle registration.


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