Ambulance stolen from Portlaoise hospital

THE HSE have declined to comment on an ambulance which was stolen from outside the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise.

THE HSE have declined to comment on an ambulance which was stolen from outside the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise.

A juvenile stole the ambulance from outside the hospital just after midnight on Wednesday night, January 20. The ambulance was recovered in an estate in Portlaoise later that night and a young male was arrested.

He was questioned at Portlaoise Garda Station and a file has been sent to the DPP. A spokesperson for Portlaoise Garda Station said there was slight damage to the ambulance when it was recovered,

It is not clear whether the HSE is to carry out a review of security at the hospit in light of the theft.