Ambulance on 999 call delayed by hunt – Coventry Telegraph
On Wednesday 20th February 2019 the Warwickshire Hunt ended up hunting on and next to the B4035 below Brailes Hill. The hunts hounds were running backwards and forwards all over the road causing motorists to stop resulting in a traffic jam. An ambulance on an emergency and with it’s blue light flashing then tried to get past but was delayed because of the hounds on the road.
A spokesperson for West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs said:
“Every second is vital for ambulances when they are on an emergency it can often mean life and death.
They certainly don’t expect to be delayed because a hunt is hunting all over the road and using the road like their own personal playground. In no other walk of life would anyone get away with holding up an ambulance.”
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said:
“We would always ask that anyone using the roads is aware when ambulances or any other emergency service vehicle is trying to make progress using blue lights and sirens and make every effort to allow them to pass as quickly and safely as possible.”
Earlier that same day in Honnington a fox was filmed being flushed out of a wood by the hunt and then chased by the full pack of hounds