Local ambulance services’ anger as vehicles damaged and broken into by unidentified man

Ambulance attempted break in Grimsby

Local ambulance services’ anger as vehicles damaged and broken into by unidentified man

A local independent ambulance service has launched an appeal on social media in a bid to identify a man who broke into their vehicles in the early hours of last Monday morning (6 September).

The event was captured on the company’s CCTV at around 1.40am, which was then shared to social media a few hours later.

During the incident, an ambulance car had its side window smashed and a patient transport ambulance was also left damaged after the suspect attempted to break into it.

Two campervans in the site’s car park, on Spencer Street in Cleethorpes, were also broken into.

Mark Furneaux, Managing Director of Mobile Medical Cover Ltd, told Gi Grimsby News: “My member of staff came in at 8 in the morning to find that the ambulance car has had its side window smashed.

“The patient transport ambulance had its back doors damaged as they tried to get in, so bent the doors, and we also had two Campervans broken in to as well.

“We don’t keep drugs on the vehicle at the unit overnight. They stole an AED (automated external defibrillator) out of the FRV car. They took some drugs out of the campervan which was for personal use, like paracetamol. It’s going to cost about £3,500 to get sorted.”

Mark added that North East Lincolnshire Council have not “done anything” about a wall which was knocked down several months ago, meaning the usually-secure compound was left open to potential burglars and thieves.

North East Lincolnshire Council and Humberside Police have been contacted for comment.

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