Holes drilled into ambulance tyres as sick vandals target NHS

There have been heartwarming stories of people pulling together in this unprecedented time of crisis – but there are still some who fail to understand the seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak.

Horrified NHS heroes arriving at a Kent ambulance station for an early shift on Sunday morning found that six ambulances had been immobilised by vandals who had drilled holes in their tyres.

One of the paramedics posted photos of the vandalised ambulances.

They said: “Just when you thought this country couldn’t get any worse, someone comes along and drills f*****g holes in our ambulance tyres so now we’re all off the road!”

South East Coast Ambulance Service tweeted: "Six of our ambulances were deliberately damaged overnight in Kent.

"Beyond disappointed that anyone would do this ever, let alone now when our staff are under so much pressure.

"Well done to Fleet & Make Ready teams for getting these back on the road asap.

"And this is in such contrast to the vast majority of the public who are being fantastically supportive of our staff #TeamSECAmb."

Kent Police have been made aware of the incident and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

The country is expected to go into total lockdown in the coming week as people continue to ignore guidelines about social distancing.

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock said earlier today that a decision is expected “very soon”, hitting out at “selfish” people who ignored government advice about social distancing and warning “nothing is off the table”.

He also promised that the army would be providing transport to get vital equipment to NHS hospitals as medics say that they are dangerously short of masks and other protective equipment.

He said that a million face masks had been bought over the weekend and that the government was taking the issue "very seriously”.

"I am determined to ensure that the right kit gets to the right hospital, the right ambulance service, the right doctors' surgery, right across the country," Mr Hancock said.

He added: "There have been challenges and I can see that. We're on it and trying to solve all the problems.”

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