Special a-peel: Paramedics complain after fruit thrown at ambulance in Willesden

Paramedics took to Twitter after someone threw fruit at their ambulance in Willesden in the early ho

Paramedics took to Twitter after someone threw fruit at their ambulance in Willesden in the early hours of Sunday morning. - Credit: Archant

Exasperated paramedics in Willesden have appealed to passers-by not to throw fruit at their ambulance.

https://twitter.com/LAS_Brent/status/663118322683281409

Crews from London ambulance service took to social media site Twitter after someone launched a citrus fruit at their vehicle as it passed through Willesden High Road at the weekend.

The Twitter announcement read: “Please don’t throw fruit at our ambulance when we drive past you. It distracts the driver and is a waste [of] a perfectly tasty bit of fruit.”

The tweet was illustrated with a picture of an orange fruit, but the paramedic affected by the fruit projectile was unable to establish what kind of fruit it was.

The London ambulance service responded to a request for comment from the Times, tweeting: “believe it was an orange but may have been a tangerine.”

An orange (Pic: PA Images)

An orange (Pic: PA Images) - Credit: PA WIRE


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Crews from Brent Ambulance confirmed the incident happened at 1:30am on October 8.

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