Thursday, 26 February 2009

Conduct charge for ambulance man

An ambulance worker has been charged with misconduct in public office and perverting the course of justice after a man he was called to treat died. Sussex Police said Karl Harris, 44, of Tophill Close, Portslade, will appear before Brighton magistrates on 9 March.

It follows an investigation into the sudden death of Barry Baker, 58, at his home in Braybon Avenue, in Brighton. Mr Baker, who lived alone, had dialled 999 on 29 November last year saying he thought he was having a heart attack.

A statement from the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Trust (SECAmb) said Mr Harris remained suspended from duty. A 35-year-old man who was also arrested has been released without charge and will face no further police action. However, he also remains suspended from duty by SECAmb pending an internal investigation.
I'm afraid I've no idea what's behind this either, but there you go.

Source: BBC


JuliaM said...

Misconduct I could understand, but 'perverting the course of justice'..?

How do they get that?

Mark Wadsworth said...

Julia, I'd love to know, hopefully we'll find out by googling his name every few weeks.