Live updates

Lincs police reveal officers worked as ambulances to cope with demand

Lincolnshire Police has revealed that officers from Lincoln and Boston had to work as ambulances on Saturday night to cope with demand.

Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Chief Constable Neil Rhodes has called for more support to be given to East Midlands Ambulance Service.

The Police Federation said Mr Rhodes was only highlighting what is now becoming 'everyday practice' and that officers, when first on the scene, often take people to hospital rather than wait for an ambulance.

EMAS wants more information about the incidents.

Advertisement

Chief Constable calls for ambulance service to be 'properly resourced'

The Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police has called for more support to be given to East Midlands Ambulance Service. Neil Rhodes tweeted that police officers from Lincoln and Boston had had to work as ambulances last night. A recent report by the Care Quality Commission said the trust suffers from a lack of resources.

Advertisement

Load more updates