Tuesday, 20 September 2011
For The Attention Of Readers In Scotland
When you're out and about today keep an eye open for the above vehicle.
It is Scotland's only specialist ambulance for sick children and the Subaru Forester 4x4 was stolen from outside a house in Thomson Avenue, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, overnight.
The vehicle is clearly marked as a paediatric ITU vehicle and contains intensive care equipment. It was bought last year after major fundraising efforts.
It's reported the thief broke stole the vehicle's keys when they broke into a house.
I do hope the thief is not let down by our justice system. Denying seriously ill children the chance of life deserves a lengthy sentence - preferably one without such luxuries as television, phones and sports facilities.
Update 8.30pm : The vehicle has been found completely burnt out in the Ferguslie Park area of Paisley. A 35 year old man has been arrested in connection with an alleged theft by house breaking.