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Obviously the answer is no, duty of care and all that.
originally posted by: ChosenCorbyn
a reply to: grainofsand
Like i've said though, what i want to know is if there is any reason at all that the police can refuse to let someone receive medical attention if it is urgently required?
originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: ChosenCorbyn
It certainly sounds a messy chain of events, and I'll admit I'd still tell the cop to cancel/shove his ambulance if I'd got on the scene to my injured child. I've got authority issues anyway though, and live in one of the most underfunded/staffed police areas in the UK (Devon & Cornwall) so rarely depend on them for anything, same with most folks here.
If I'd hurt my partner in an unintentional moment of rage slamming a door either I would have not even have been at the property when the police arrived because I'd be driving her or in a taxi, you get a taxi to the hospital quicker in these parts. The little one would have been in a cozy blanket in the back seat and my missus would be getting treated quickly.
I'd let the cops arrest/deal with me in A&E.
That said though, if the cops were negligent in some conspiratorial way then yep chase it, but the world of phoning cops and ambulances for me is only if that really is the last resort. I always tend to cling-film up any wounds I have and get my own arse to hospital, and quicker than calling 999 will in the rural SW of England.