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Planned ambulance strike action cancelled

Strike action will no longer go ahead tomorrow

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust has announced that planned strike action by its staff will no longer go ahead.

The Trust says it was notified by Unison, Unite and GMB of their intention to strike on Thursday 29 January, but that following talks between unions and the government, the action has been suspended.

We welcome the suspension which means we can concentrate on business as usual.

We recognise the right of our employees to strike and in light of this action we had been continuing to work closely with all our staff, partners and the public to help us reduce demand on our services and help us to continue to protect our patients and achieve an adequate and safe level of 999, 111 and PTS cover.

– South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust


Police investigate Brighton shooting

Police are investigating after receiving a report of a 39-year-old man suffering shotgun wounds in Brighton.

Three men allegedly went to his address and fired a single shot through the door, which hit him but did not cause life-threatening injuries.

The victim was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, where he is now being treated.

We believe this to be an isolated incident and would seek to reassure people in the area that they should not be alarmed.

Officers have been working throughout the night to follow up several leads which may help us identify those responsible for this attack

– Detective Inspector Steve Warner
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