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Woman charged after abusive note left on ambulance

Paramedics say the note was left for them while they attended an emergency call in Tunstall in Stoke-on-Trent. Credit: Twitter/Mike Duggan

A woman has been charged in connection with an angry note left on an ambulance windscreen as paramedics attended a 999 call.

The note told the driver to "move your van" after it parked in a residential street in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent on Sunday.

The crew was also allegedly subjected to verbal abuse.

Staffordshire Police said it had charged 26-year-old Kirsty Sharman with a public order offence in connection with the incident.

On Monday the Commander of policing in Stoke-on-Trent North tweeted "emergency services must be able to carry out their roles without fear of abuse".

The note, found by the West Midlands Ambulance Service crew, said: “If this van is for anyone but No.14 then you have no right to park here. I couldn’t give a s**t if the whole street collapses. Now move your van from outside my house.”

Sharman will appear at North Staffordshire Justice Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme on Tuesday.