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Vandal sentenced over Telford ambulance attack

By Lisa O'Brien | Telford | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

A Telford man who attacked an ambulance, causing £100 worth of damage, as paramedics treated a patient inside the vehicle has today been ordered to do 60 hours unpaid work.

The vandalised ambulance. Photo: @wmasedavis

Daniel Kane broke off a wing mirror and threw mud at the side of the vehicle after paramedics responded to an incident in Wildwood, Woodside, in the early hours of April 30.

The 21-year-old, of Wantage, Woodside, pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage at Telford Magistrates Court.

Mr Roger Bleazard, prosecuting, said West Midlands Ambulance Service had been called to a report of a man who had taken a suspected overdose.

He said paramedics had been with the patient inside the ambulance when Kane came out of a nearby house and appeared drunk.

At the time paramedic Joy Hughes tweeted:

Mr Bleazard said: “For no good reason he attacks the ambulance, smashing the nearside wing mirror off, denting the panels and throwing mud at it before police attend and arrest him.”

He said the ambulance was out of action for a couple of days while the wing mirror was replaced.

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Kane told a probation officer he drank a litre of vodka prior to the incident and had no recollection of the events.

Kane was given a 12 month community order, with a six month alcohol treatment requirement and 10 rehabilitation activity requirement days.

He will have to carry out 60 hours unpaid work, pay £100 in compensation to West Midlands Ambulance Service and £85 costs.

Lisa O'Brien

By Lisa O'Brien
Senior Reporter - @lisaobrien_Star

Senior reporter based at Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.

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