Taxi driver 'moved 999 ambulance'

A taxi driver who moved an ambulance attending to an emergency call to make way for his car has been arrested.

The medical crew were preparing to take a one-month-old baby to hospital when the taxi driver drove the vehicle away from outside the address in Pevensey Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex.

A Sussex Police spokesman said the crew reported that the man had complained about the road being blocked at 12.40am. He then jumped into the ambulance and moved it down the road then drove off in his car.

The spokesman added: "The ambulance crew retrieved their vehicle and took the baby to hospital.

"The 64-year-old came to the police station of his own accord a short while later and was arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without consent, and obstructing an emergency worker contrary to the Emergency Workers (Obstruction) Act 2006."

He said the man was bailed until August 31 pending further inquiries.

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