Woman charged after paramedics ‘verbally abused and note left on ambulance’
Kirsty Sharman is due to appear before magistrates and faces an allegation she breached a restraining order.
A 26-year-old woman has been charged with a public order offence in connection with an incident where a foul-mouthed note was left on an ambulance windscreen.
The crew was also allegedly subjected to verbal abuse after parking in a residential street while responding to a 999 call in the Tunstall area of Stoke-on-Trent at the weekend.
In a statement, Staffordshire Police said officers had also charged Kirsty Sharman, who is from Tunstall, with breach of a restraining order.
We’ve charged a woman from Stoke-on-Trent following an incident yesterday afternoon (18 February) where paramedics from the West Midlands Ambulance Service were subjected to verbal abuse whilst they attended a medical emergency. https://t.co/lx92mXWouw pic.twitter.com/TxuJLAqBi0— Staffordshire Police (@StaffsPolice) February 19, 2018
Sharman will appear at North Staffordshire Justice Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme on Tuesday.
The arrest followed a plea on social media by ambulance staff, who reported how colleagues had found a hand-written note complaining that the vehicle was parked outside their house.