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Man admits fatal ambulance block
Norman Bell
Mr Bell died in hospital the following day
A man has admitted blocking the path of an ambulance that was carrying a dying heart attack victim to hospital.

The crew were treating Norman Bell, 84, of Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, after he collapsed at the Council Avenue bowling club in Ashton-in-Makerfield.

Wigan magistrates heard the ambulance was delayed from reaching hospital on 19 July after a man stood before it.

Michael Boyd, 22, of Valentine Road, Newton-le-Willows, admitted a public order offence.

Jail option

He was released on bail and is due to be sentenced on 10 December.

The court heard Boyd had jumped in front of the ambulance outside the St Oswald Catholic Social Club in Ashton-in-Makerfield.

A spokesman for North West Ambulance Service previously said the experience had been "frightening" for the crew.

Chairman of the bench Michael Baker told Boyd all sentencing options were being considered, including a custodial sentence.


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