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Ambulance Worker Sacked For 'Having Sex In Back Of Ambulance With Colleague'

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Ambulance Worker Sacked For 'Having Sex In Back Of Ambulance With Colleague'

An ambulance worker was sacked after she and a colleague were allegedly caught having sex in the back of an ambulance.

Emma Croydon, who worked for South Central Ambulance Service as an ambulance care assistant, was alleged to have driven her car into the car park at Portsmouth FC's Fratton Park and got into the back of an ambulance with a male colleague, a tribunal heard.

Security guards approached the ambulance and found the pair in a 'state of undress' with the man's trousers undone and shoes off.

A witness who saw CCTV footage from the scene, said it showed the emergency vehicle 'rocking from side-to-side quite significantly' with the tribunal hearing the pair were 'either engaging in, or about to engage, in sexual activity'.

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The witness said: "I could then clearly see that the male member of staff had his shirt untucked, shoes off and what looked like doing up his belt.

"A short while later, I could see Emma leave the ambulance vehicle and drive out of the car park."

Both Croydon and her male colleague were dismissed by the South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation in April 2019 for gross misconduct.

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According to the tribunal, Croydon was three months into sick leave when the alleged incident took place in 2018.

During the hearing, Croydon denied the allegations and claimed her colleague was simply comforting her as she had been depressed and was feeling upset.

She said the pair had chatted, but could not give a reason for why she had joined him in the back of an ambulance with the lights off.

She denied the pair had an intimate relationship and said the ambulance service's disciplinary procedure had been 'dishonest' and 'flawed'.

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After being fired from her job, Croydon brought a claim of unfair dismissal against her former employers, but the tribunal upheld her dismissal.

The verdict read: "The tribunal has concluded that at the relevant time the trust had a genuine belief Miss Croydon had been guilty of gross misconduct [for] inappropriate use of trust property; conduct likely to give an offence to patients, other employees, visitors or the general public; and conduct that had potential to impact on the reputation of the trust."

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Topics: UK News, NHS

Claire Reid
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