Witness appeal after sirens stolen from medical vehicle

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SIREN lights were stolen from a responder vehicle while it was attending a medical emergency.

A community responder car was called to an address in Claylands Road, Bishop’s Waltham.

The driver left the sirens on, a magnetic torch on the roof of his vehicle and a warning triangle near the home he was attending to show paramedics which property to come to.

However paramedics found it hard to spot the building and later the driver realised this was because the lights belonging to the car’s sirens had been stolen while he was away.

Police are now appealing for witnesses.

PCSO Sarah McCulloch from Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘Fortunately, in this particular case, the delay for paramedics was not critical, however mindless and thoughtless acts such as this could cost a patient’s life.

‘I am appealing to the person who took these two lights to return them to Bishop’s Waltham police station.

‘I would also urge anyone who was in the area between 6.20pm and 7.15pm on Halloween, who has any information, to get in touch with us.’

The incident happened at around 6.20pm on Friday, October 31. Police only released the details yesterday.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PCSO McCulloch, at Bishop’s Waltham police station by calling 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.