Ambulance calls increased in Newham
Calls to paramedics in Newham increased by more than half on New Year’s Eve when compared to a normal weekend.
Ambulances responded to 165 separate incidents as the celebrations got into full swing in the early hours of January 1.
This is compared to the 101 calls received in the 12 hour period between midnight and noon on December 11, and 112 between midnight and noon on December 18.
The peak time for calls in the borough was at 1am. Crews responded to 22 incidents, three times the number at the same point on December 11.
Across the capital, the London Ambulance Service (LAS) responded to 638 calls - and the busiest time came between 2am and 3am.
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A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said many of the incidents were alcohol related.
She said: “What normally happens after midnight is that the call rate goes very high when people are out drinking.
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“They can include sprained ankles and other injuries.”