A THIEF took medical equipment from an ambulance while the crew were in a nearby house tending a patient.

The ambulance was at a house in Lower Darnborough Street, York, at about 4am on Sunday when the thief grabb-ed a medical response bag.

Later in the day, a passer-by found the bag, still intact, where it had been dumped by the riverbank.

Anyone with any information about the theft is asked to contact the police in York on (01904) 631321.