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Man who moved ambulance gets fine

A man in Newbury who admitted to moving an ambulance to free up a parking space has been fined £795.

Alan Dale, 67, claimed he was attempting to help a woman and her child, who were stuck in the Pelican Lane car park, along with several other unhappy motorists.

The ambulance was called in December last year to treat a woman who had been suffering from stroke-like symptoms.

According to the Reading Chronicle while she was receiving treatment on Pelican Lane from ambulance crews, the defendant noticed four cars were blocked in and so he decided to move it.

However, his actions caused the ambulance to jolt backwards suddenly, which exacerbated her anxiety.

Paramedics were quick to spot the vehicle move and they rushed over to condemn the actions of the 67-year-old man.

He was ordered to pay a fine of £1,192, reduced to £795 for admitting the charges.

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