Berkshire

Ambulance vehicles attacked in Slough and Tilehurst

An ambulance was attacked and vandalised and bricks were hurled at a rapid response vehicle in Berkshire.

The South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust (SCAS) ambulance was vandalised in Cippenham, Slough, while attending an emergency 999 call.

Its window was smashed while its crew attended to a patient inside their home on Tuesday.

Bricks were also hurled at a rapid response vehicle (RRV) the same day in Tilehurst.

'Shocked and disappointed'

The trust said the vandalism to the ambulance had made it "unusable".

Fortunately the patient did not require hospital treatment.

The vandalised ambulance has been taken off the road for repairs.

The person driving the RRV in Tilehurst was not injured and the vehicle was not damaged.

A director from the trust said throwing bricks "put the lives of our staff in danger".

Mark Ainsworth, divisional director at the trust, said he was "shocked and disappointed" by the actions of people on Tuesday.

"We are relieved that no-one was injured, but any act that threatens the lives of our patients or staff are taken very seriously."

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