North West Ambulance bosses have condemned vandals who threw stones at an ambulance as it took a child to hospital.
One of the rocks smashed a window covering the paramedic and child in glass.
It's been called a mindless act.
Another mindless act of vandalism against our staff. An object was thrown and shattered a window. Our technician and a children’s nurse were covered in shards of glass. Fortunately no injuries were sustained! https://t.co/2ToZuNlZuh…/press-relea…/14-may-2018-vandalism/ pic.twitter.com/IYua2h1zZd— North West Ambulance Service (@NWAmbulance) May 14, 2018
A spokesperson for North West Ambulance Service said: “The vast majority of the time, we are treated with the greatest respect by the public and our patients but on occasion we have found ourselves subject to mindless vandalism.
“What may seem like a prank can have serious implications to the ambulance service. Not only could it cost a huge amount of money in repair bills, it can put vital vehicles off the road meaning they are unable to be used to respond to emergencies and can even endanger our staff and patients.
“We will always work with our Police colleagues to report acts of vandalism which can result in serious punishments for offenders.”