Exeter emergency crew left 'presents' on ambulance during night shift

An emergency crew in Exeter who were left gifts on their ambulance say the gesture "lifted the day" for them.

Emergency Care Assistant Jeff Gillard tweeted after packets of sweets were left on the wing mirrors of their vehicle after a busy nightshift.

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Mr Gillard said the gesture came after a difficult shift in which "a plate" was thrown at his crew member's head during a visit to a "mental health patient in crisis".

Emergency worker Jeff Gillard in front of his ambulance. Credit: Jeff Gillard

The emergency worker, who also volunteers for Salcombe RNLI, told ITV News:

"It lifted the day, you see that sort of thing on social media and things but it's never actually happened to me or anyone I know".

Everyone's entering in to the Christmas spirit and with the long shifts we work it's sometimes hard to get involved with that. It really brightens the day and entered in to that Christmas spirit.

Jeff Gillard, Emergency Care Assistant

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