Damage to ambulance

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AN AMBULANCE had to be taken off the road after a youth smashed its window.

Paramedics were called to Princes Street at 8:30pm last night to treat a 16-year-old male outside the HMV store.

A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: "While being treated by ambulance staff he lashed out and broke a side window on the vehicle, putting his fist through the window."

"The crew were very badly shaken by the incident but not injured.

"It's so frustrating to have a frontline ambulance off the road for the night, especially due to the number of calls we receive in the Edinburgh area."

Police were called to the incident by the ambulance crew.