|Topic:||Army to step in when London Ambulance workers go on strike|
|Posted by:||Leslie Wilson|
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Army drivers will step in when London Ambulance workers strike next week, it emerged today.
About 130 military drivers will replace striking London Ambulance Service and North West Ambulance Service drivers, the Ministry of Defence said.
Police vehicles will also be drafted in to help.
In London, 74 police vehicles will also be used for low-priority calls, a Metropolitan Police spokesman told the BBC.
London Ambulance Service says patients in a life-threatening situation will still receive an ambulance response
People with injuries such as minor breaks, or women in routine labour may not be attended to by ambulance when the strike starts on Monday.