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Overdosed Teenager Attacks Ambulance Crew

Paramedics called to treat a teenager who had taken a drug overdose were attacked by the patient, who then stole their ambulance.

The 19-year-old was being treated in the Camp Hill area of Nuneaton at 5.30pm when he became violent.

He threatened them with a baseball bat and forced them to hand over the keys to the ambulance.

The police were called and the teenager rammed their car before driving off in the ambulance.

The ambulance was found a short distance away abandoned in Laburnum Grove. The teenager was traced by police and taken to the George Eliot Hospital.

He is said to be in a “poorly but stable” condition. Two officers in the police car were treated for whiplash injuries.

Both the ambulance and the police car suffered extensive damage.

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 14 Feb 01
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