Teenagers help free ambulance

TEENAGERS from a Banbury estate have been praised for freeing a trapped ambulance from the snow.

On Saturday, emergency care assistant Jo Aked and ambulance technician Caroline Roads had to abandon their ambulance in Ferndale Road after it became stuck in the snow.

The pair, from South Central Ambulance Service’s Adderbury Resource Centre, continued on foot to treat their patient and on their return, found a group of teenagers surrounding the vehicle had dug the ambulance free.

Jo Aked said: “The teenagers and all who helped them had done a remarkable job and both myself and my crew mate want to thank them for their efforts, as, although there are many negative stories to be heard about that particular area, these young people were fantastic and helped us to be able to respond quickly to the next 999 medical emergency of the day!”

For the full story see this week’s Banbury Guardian out on Thursday.