A man has been jailed for stealing equipment from an ambulance at Guy’s Hospital.
Mark Manley, 35, of no fixed address was jailed for six months at Croydon Magistrates Court on Monday, 30 March for stealing equipment from a stationery ambulance and assaulting a security guard. He had pleaded guilty to the offences.
Police were called at on Staurday evening (March 28) at 9.19pm on Saturday, to reports of a male having stolen from an ambulance at St Thomas Street.
When challenged by security staff, police said he assaulted one security worker and racially abused another.
He had taken a bag containing personal protection equipment [PPE] from the vehicle, which included masks, paper suits and hand gel. Some of the items were rendered no longer usable due to contamination.
Before Manley was arrested by Southwark Police he was detained by the security guards and patrolling British Transport Police.
Officers arrested him on suspicion of theft, actual bodily harm and a racially aggravated public order offence.
He was subsequently charged with theft from a motor vehicle, a section 4 Public Order Act offence (causing fear or provocation of violence) and a racially aggravated Public Order Act offence.
He is also charged with assault against an emergency worker in relation to the security guard who sustained facial injuries which were not life threatening.