EMAS responds to its critics in village

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East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has responded to criticism over its response to incidents in Sutton Bridge.

Sutton Bridge Parish Council heard a woman lay on Arnie Broughton Walk for more than an hour without help when she had a suspected broken leg after she was bowled over by some dogs.

In two other cases, parish councillors saw three ambulances and an ambulance car in New Road – and two ambulances and an ambulance car in Wharf Street.

An EMAS spokesman said “a shortage of resources in the area led to our delay in our response” to the call in Arnie Broughton Walk.

He added: “Clinical need was the reason for multiple resources being sent to the other two incidents.”

The parish council decided last month to write to EMAS to ask why villagers were getting either no ambulance or a “bucketful”.