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Handwritten note left on ambulance praises paramedics

A handwritten note has been left on an ambulance windscreen -- praising paramedics and encouraging them to block residents driveways if necessary.

The note was signed off with a kiss and a love heart - and said how "you, along with the other emergency services are our unsung heroes".

An unknown resident wrote the message on a scrap of paper and left on it on a North West ambulance in Morecambe Bay.

It comes after a 26-year-old woman was fined £285 for leaving an abusive note on an ambulance parked outside her home in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent.

But now, in the north-west, a more upbeat handwritten message has been left on the windscreen of paramedic Vinny Romano.

Credit: Press Association

He tweeted: "Thanks to the member of the public for leaving this on one of our @NWAmbulance vehicles.

"I'm sure this is a more accurate representation of what the public really think."

The message was addressed to 'the paramedics/crew driving this ambulance' and left by somebody in the Morecambe Bay area.

Please DO block our street and parking spaces if needed! Park it wherever you like!

You selflessly, bravely, and passionately save lives day in, day out. Without people like you, we would not know what to do! "So **THANK YOU!** Really, thank you.

You, along with the other emergency services, truly are our unsung heroes!

Stay safe, well fed, and watered and warm.

I hope more people realise how invaluable the ambulance service is! Sincerely, a thankful member of the public.

– Anonymous

The note, signed off with a kiss and a love heart, has been shared almost 200 times on Twitter.