Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Woman fined by court in UK following ‘ambulance crew abuse’

Woman fined by court in UK following

STANTFORDSHIRE: A woman has been fined in the UK after an incident in which paramedics were subjected to verbal abuse and an ‘abusive note’ was left on their ambulance.

The incident happened in an area of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, when the ambulance crew responded to a 999 call relating to a patient with breathing difficulties.

The note, an image of which was posted online by local paramedic mentor Katie Tudor, read: “I couldn’t give a shit if the whole street collapsed. Now move your van from outside my house.”

Police said there were no initial reports about the incident, but they took action after seeing the details on social media.

A woman was arrested on Sunday evening on suspicion of a public order offence.

26-year-old Kirsty Sharman, from Tunstall, appeared before a court today, and was fined £120 (€135) after pleading guilty to “using threatening/abusive words to cause harassment, alarm or distress”.

She must also pay £135 (€153) in costs and a £30 (€34) victim’s surcharge.

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