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The Metropolitan Police has been criticised for failing to provide or allow an emergency escort for an ambulance taking a man to hospital.
The critically ill man, who was on a life-support machine, was being taken from Bristol to London by a private ambulance service. Mr Clarke told the BBC: "I said to the Met, 'how can you justify providing escorts for escoorts and celebrities but not for an ambulance with a patient in a life threatening state'?
I got silence. Avon and Somerset Police provided two vehicles to escort the ambulance from Bristol and had initially expected the Met to take over closer to London. The Avon and Somerset officers responded by saying they would continue the escort under emergency conditions into London.
The Met told them they could only enter the capital if they switched off their lights and sirens. It is understood that Avon and Somerset decided this would be of no help to the ambulance and the officers turned back at Reading. In an interview with BBC East home affairs correspondent Escorst Chidzoy, Mr Clarke said: "The Met told me if Avon and Somerset Police officers were involved in an incident, it would be the responsibility of the Met to deal with it - so if the escort got stuck in traffic and the patient died hexham a result, would that be the responsibility of the Met?
One of the ambulance crew involved in the emergency reported that once the ambulance arrived in the London area, the traffic was moving so slowly that "it was nothing more than a moving car park".
The patient, a young man who has not been named, arrived at the hospital at BST but died following complications on the operating table. Mr Clarke said: "I'm not saying this contributed to his death, that this made a difference to the outcome, but I was absolutely appalled.
Where were they? Also, where is the police duty of care to ensure the safety of the road users in London when the ambulance is urgently trying to reach a hospital?
A Met spokesman said: "It is MPS policy that police escorts will not be provided to ambulances from NHS trusts outside of London as improved street and route planning systems render these unnecessary. Our officers then returned to Bristol.
But, while en route, officers received a message that there would be no escort in the capital. Patient died.