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Coroner rules 'neglect' as teenager dies after 14 hours without ambulance

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A teenager who was suffering seizures was pronounced dead after waiting almost 14 hours for an ambulance, an inquest has heard.

Two desperate 999 calls were made to help 19-year-old Bradley Holder. He had been acting erratically while his breathing had been described as 'on and off' during the episode.

At one point, a friend warned the 999 call handler 'there will be a death if an ambulance isn't sent', Stoke-on-Trent Live reports.

A coroner has now ruled that the ambulance service responsible acted in 'gross failure neglect' over the way it handled the situation.

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