Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Paramedic bag stolen on Christmas Day

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An ambulance bag containing "lifesaving equipment" was stolen on Christmas Day while paramedics helped a patient.

South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) said the theft happened in Wingfield Street, Portsmouth, at 17:40 GMT.

On Twitter, a spokesperson said a man wearing a balaclava grabbed the bag and went off on a bike while the crew helped a patient into an ambulance.

SCAS has asked the public to contact the ambulance service or Hampshire Constabulary with any information.

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