Responding to news that a Welsh emergency ambulance was targeted by rugby fans on Friday evening, Darron Dupre, Ambulance lead for UNISON in Wales, said,
“It is beyond belief that an emergency ambulance containing a highly experienced crew dedicated to supporting the rugby crowds last Friday was targeted by a reckless individual throwing a beer bottle. The damage to the ambulance is bad enough, but ambulances can at least be repaired albeit with time off the road.
“This individual or individuals had no thought for who was in the ambulance and this could easily have ended in tragedy with the thousands of people on St Mary Street that night.
“Our dedicated emergency ambulance crews should never, ever be targeted for simply caring for vulnerable people and UNISON will absolutely support our police and criminal justice system to bring about prosecutions for anyone attacked in this manner.”
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