Ambulance struggles to reach poorly baby in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 10:54 05 February 2016 | UPDATED: 10:54 05 February 2016

Dawn Budd with son Austin in Hatfield

Dawn Budd with son Austin in Hatfield

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A couple want an end to parking nightmares after an ambulance struggled to reach them at their home in Hatfield when their baby stopped breathing.

Dawn Budd, 33, of Richards Street, Hatfield, called for an ambulance after her three-month-old baby stopped breathing.

Despite the ambulance being dispatched immediately after the 999 call, paramedics were delayed because of parked cars down Richards Street.

Dawn said: “They couldn’t get around the road because of all the parked cars on both sides of the road.

“There are no parking permits in Richards Street so everybody dropping off at Howe Dell Primary School and picking up knows that now and parks on our street.”

Headteacher of Howe Dell Primary School, Mrs Massey said: “Howe Dell School is equally frustrated with the impact of irresponsible parking from parents and at times residents.

“Howe Dell regularly reminds parents on good practice and advises members of the public to report registration numbers and incidents to the police as this is a community issue.”

Check out this week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times for the full story.

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