‘Riot vans and ambulances’ called to help with medical episode outside Norwich prison

Emergency services called to assist with a ‘medical episode’ outside Norwich prison. Picture: LYNNIE

Emergency services called to assist with a medical episode outside Norwich prison. Picture: LYNNIE BETTS. - Credit: Archant

Emergency services were called to assist with a 'medical episode' outside of Norwich prison today.

Police were called at about 8.30am to Knox Close, at Mousehold.

A Norfolk police spokesman said they were aware that a man had suffered from a 'medical episode'. The patient is believed to be an inmate of HM Prison Norwich and was due to appear in court this morning.

Nearby resident Lynnie Betts described the activity as 'chaos'. She said: 'What the hell is happening at the prison? Only manage to snap the tail end of the convoy of police, riot vans and ambulances! Everyone descended in a matter of minutes!'

A crew from the East of England Ambulance Service attended to the patient.

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A service spokesman said: 'We received a call at 8.17am today to an incident at Norwich Prison.

'A rapid response vehicle and an ambulance crew were dispatched to the scene to help. The patient, a man believed to be in his 20s, was assessed at the scene and was left in the care of the prison staff.'

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A Prison Service spokesperson said: 'An offender from HMP Norwich was returned to the prison after complaining of feeling unwell during a journey to court on Tuesday 7 March. No medical treatment was administered.'

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