Ambulence Drivers Arrested For Refusing To Save Disabled Man

December 31, 2008

UK (ChattahBox) – In a story that has shocked the UK, two ambulance workers have been arrested after they were recorded refusing to help a disabled man who was having a heart attack.

Barry Baker, a 59 year old man who had to use two walking sticks after various hip surgeries, called for help when he began experiencing chest pains. Emergency operators stayed on the line with him as they dispatched an ambulance, but Baker passed out, leaving the line opened.

When the two ambulance workers arrived, operators were shocked to hear them begin making offensive comments about the state of the house, and horrified when the two began saying that the man wasn’t worth saving, and discussing excuses to explain why they hadn’t been able to revive him, finally deciding on telling their superiors that he had already been dead when they arrived.

‘The men, aged 35 and 44 and from the Brighton area, have been arrested and questioned following the death of a man in Brighton,” a spokesman for the South East Coast Ambulance NHS Trust confirmed. ‘They were detained on suspicion of willfully neglecting to perform a duty in public office, contrary to Common Law. They have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.’

He also told reporters that they were giving the police their full cooperation, but that no more comments could be made at this time.


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