The shocking incident happened in Kent on Saturday night. South East Coast Ambulance Service said they were “beyond disappointed” the six vehicles were targeted at a time when staff are “under so much pressure”. The ambulance service wrote on Twitter: “Six of our ambulances were deliberately damaged overnight in Kent. Beyond disappointed that anyone would do this ever, let alone now when our staff are under so much pressure.
“Well done to Fleet & Make Ready teams for getting these back on the road asap.
“And this is in such contrast to the vast majority of the public who are being fantastically supportive of our staff.”
The disgusting actions from the thugs who slashed the tyres of the six ambulances’ has sparked a furious response from Express.co.uk reader on Facebook.
Responding to our story earlier today, one said: “I hope these vandals, however old, are caught and severely punished for this offence.
“Let’s teach people a lesson as they are clearly not caring about whether people live or die.
“Let’s hope they are not the ones needing the ambulance that has been vandalised. Now that would be karma.”
A second person commented: “Security cameras should be able to bring the culprits to justice.
“They will be paid back for their selfish behaviour and putting lives at risk.”
One Facebook user replied to this comment: “I give up on the human race.
Over the weekend, people were seen walking within the advised two metres of each other through some of the UK’s largest parks as they took in the spring sunshine.
On Monday morning, thousands of people were seen cramming onto packed London Underground trains as they made their way to work during the busy rush hour.
This evening, Mr Johnson warned in a televised statement: “From this evening I must give the British people a very simple instruction – you must stay at home.
“Because the critical thing we must do is stop the disease spreading between households.”
The Prime Minister also outlined the four circumstances on which people will be allowed to leave their homes.
He said: “People will only be allowed to leave their home for the following very limited purposes.
“Shopping for basic necessities, as infrequently as possible one form of exercise a day – for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household; any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person; and travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home.
“These are the only reasons you should leave your home.”
Mr Johnson warned police will have the power to fine those not following the new rules, and officers will be able to disperse gatherings.
He added: “If too many people become seriously unwell at one time, the NHS will be unable to handle it – meaning more people are likely to die, not just from coronavirus but from other illnesses as well.
“So it’s vital to slow the spread of the disease.
“Because that is the way we reduce the number of people needing hospital treatment at any one time, so we can protect the NHS’s ability to cope – and save more lives.
“And that’s why we have been asking people to stay at home during this pandemic.”
Published at Mon, 23 Mar 2020 21:59:00 +0000