For once, a serious message:
We have received a warning at the London Ambulance Service and have
been asked to pass on the information to all our families and friends.
The LAS have units closely associated with the Police squads based in
South London who are basically fighting Gang Crimes.
The 'street gangs' in London (particularly South London at present, but
it is sure to spread) have initiation tasks which new gang members have to
carry out to be admitted to the 'gang'.
The latest craze is to drive around, deliberately with no lights on
their cars. The first person who 'flashes' them, points at them or sounds
their horn at them, has to be followed by that new gang member in their car, who then has to fire a shot into that vehicle!!! with no regard as to who is inside.
Our official instruction is that if we see a vehicle with no lights on,
we are NOT to 'flash' it, etc. and the advice to friends and family is that
you should ignore any vehicles you see without lights. I would ask that you
pass this info on to all your family, friends and colleagues by phone or
e-mail,and who knows, it may save a life!
Acting Head of Traffic Operations
Environment and Regeneration Department
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