Carbomb

Not too busy to say congratulations to the ambulance crew who spotted the smoking car bomb. Who knows how many lives they saved.

No, I'm not going to mention who they are.

It would have been nice if police and the media had given a bit more of a 'well done' to the LAS crew though.

31 thoughts on “Carbomb”

  1. Agree 100% – if that crew hadn't been so professional and vigilant, it would not have been Peter Clarke, the DAC of Counter Terrorist Command on theTV, it would have been the Commander of the Murder Squad.By the way, the crew were – apparfently – dealing with some one “taken ill” in the Tiger Tiger nightclub. I wonder what that was a euphemism for…..

  2. euphemism for pissed :)many congrats to all involved, but especially to the pissed up bloke who fell down the stairs and made this all possible… as it were

    spooky – the comment verification is wmd7h

  3. holy moly – it turns out there were 2 cars, 2nd car was towed to park lane – the car pound called the cops because it smelt of gas.for once i'm sure people will be very happy the car towers were their ever vigilant(e) selves

  4. For the record, here in the States, they did give credit to the LAS. I thought to myself, hmm…wonder if it's my mate that had the eagle eyes!!!

  5. How typical that once again the press only deem us worthy of a passing mention. Where on earth ARE our media guys……..that would be another lost opportunity then…….

  6. Typical really to the way LAS is treatrd, no thanks ! What an eagle eyed crew, thanks to them and all ambulance people What a major disaster that could have been.

  7. Sky are crediting LAS.however having seen previous big incidents, the Ambulance Service always seems to field a real sap to talk to the media – who either doesn't seem to know what's going on, or at best just looks like they've got out of bed

  8. well done, to the las crew,it is as always, that the ambulance service will be under appreciated,

    thanks to the drunk bloke, as well,

  9. Please pass on my heartfelt 'congratulations' and 'thank you' to the crew.They have saved thousands of people.

    They should be proud of their actions.

    Thank you xxx

  10. Well done to that crew……. It could have been such a different story had it not been for their vigilence. There are probably many many people that are alive tonight because of them.

  11. Actually every article and report I saw about this DID make a fairly major point of saying it was an eagle-eyed ambulance crew who spotted the smoke and whose swift actions led to the situation being resolved safely.But anyway I'd like to add my thanks. I used to work just a few yards from where that car was left. I shudder to think what could have happened. I hope the crew are readers of this blog and see people's appreciation of their vigilance.

  12. ….and it appears to the police officer who noticed a mobile phone on the front seat of the car, realised it could have been the detonating devide, picked it up and ran away with it. Thankfully this disaster was overted therefore I don't mind having a little chuckle to myself as to what that would have looked like.

  13. sorry just to add that I think the crew did a marvelous job, but that police officer deserved a mention to I Thought

  14. I'd just like to add my thanks to the LAS crew. Lets hope for the sake of all of the services this is a one off and we can all go back to enjoying the summer weather.

  15. So they were dealing with a drunk and ended up saving hundreds of lives? ..is it me, or does that sound like a script straight out of Casualty?..I'll get me coat.

    Seriously though, so grateful this was averted.

  16. I heard the news and came to you immediately Tom! Heartfelt congratulations, thanks and well dones to the crew and all the other emergency services concerned. They should feel damn proud of themselves, media mention or not, they know what they did.

  17. I found out just before heading in to work last night. Big wipe of the brow and extra big well done to the crew and all others involved in saving the day. how close was that!?It's not just the saving of life but then the shattered limbs of the living and all the family and friends. Then the circle widens and also the emotions of those in the services who have to deal with it and sleep after seeing horrific things. The impact of such dispicable acts are far reaching

    Keep up the good work, city slickers –

    all the best from a country bumpkin :0)

  18. Was driving around most of yesterday and this morning, so this is my first chance to drop by and echo your congratulations to the LAS team in question. Can confirm that BBC radio news was giving full credit to the LAS.

  19. “….and it appears to the police officer who noticed a mobile phone on the front seat of the car, realised it could have been the detonating devide, picked it up and ran away with it. Thankfully this disaster was overted therefore I don't mind having a little chuckle to myself as to what that would have looked like.”I'm glad I'm not the only person who thought that image was quite funny – the word “YIKES!” appeared in big friendly letters over my imaginary copper's head!

    Good news all round, and proves the LAS haven't yet resorted to Burke & Hare tactics to stay in the forefront of people's gratitude and consciousness (not saying they ever would/will, just being daft).

  20. According the the BBC news site:The Daily Telegraph and the Sun praise the ambulance crew that spotted the first car outside a club in Haymarket.Recognition.

  21. The Guardian (Yesterday) have also praised the Ambulance Crews too – in the main body of the article and as sub heading too!Well done.

    The UK seems to be under threat from both Flooding and terrorist threats so all the emergency services in most parts of the UK are being kept very busy.

    Take care all & stay allert!

    Kate

  22. Only problem though, didn't the car pound tow it to an underground carpark? A carpark underneath very expensive buildings in a very expensive part of the world…?! Bet the insurance companies would have loved it had it exploded in there!!Regards

    Nick

    http://nickhough.blogspot.com

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