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London Ambulance Service asks police for help during strike

The London Ambulance Service has resorted to asking the police for help in responding to 999 emergency calls across the city.

It follows a surge in 999 calls on Wednesday evening, as the public sector strike continues.

Jason Killens, deputy director of operations for the London Ambulance Service, said they had had to prioritise emergency calls.

He said there were some less serious calls they had been unable to attend because of the industrial action.

  • 30 Nov 2011
  • From the section Health
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