UK responder refused emergency call while on tea-break

Relief technician Owen McLauchlan "chose" not to go to a woman's aid after she called for help just 'two minutes away' from his depot while he was on a break


By Donna Macallister
The Aberdeen Press and Journal

DUFFTOWN, Scotland — The family of a young woman who had a heart attack and died are demanding an inquiry after an ambulance driver refused to respond to a 999 call because he was having a cup of tea.

Relief technician Owen McLauchlan "chose" not to go to Mandy Mathieson's aid after she was taken ill just "two minutes away" from his depot while he was on a break.

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