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Man charged after ambulance crash
A 36-year-old man from Essex has been charged with attacking an ambulance driver following an accident.

The man's Ford Transit van was in collision with a non-emergency ambulance at Dynes Hall Road in Great Maplestead, near Halstead, in November.

The Transit driver, whose name has not been released, is charged with common assault, theft, failing to stop after a crash and failing to report the crash.

He has been bailed to appear before Colchester magistrates on 17 January.

Police said that following the crash on 22 November, an argument broke out between the van driver and the ambulance driver.

This led to an assault and the theft of the ambulance driver's mobile phone, a police spokesman said.

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