Sickos steal am­bu­lance

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JOYRID­ERS nicked an AM­BU­LANCE while paramedics tended to an as­sault vic­tim.

Yobs took the ve­hi­cle in the early hours while it was parked out­side a house in Hartle­pool, County Durham.

Af­ter a search which in­cluded the Cleve­land Po­lice he­li­copter, it was found 20 min­utes later.

The ve­hi­cle had been aban­doned with its lights flash­ing and all its equip­ment in­tact in a nearby road.

Po­lice said although the vic­tim only needed treat­ment at the scene, it took an emer­gency ve­hi­cle out of ser­vice and en­dan­gered lives.

Act­ing Insp Gary Cowan said: “The low­est of crimes has left an am­bu­lance off the road. It could have left peo­ple in a dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tion with no emer­gency ser­vice to at­tend.”

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