An investigation is under way after paramedic crews could not attend to a man who suffered a fatal heart attack because they were on “rest breaks”.
A rapid-response car was sent when a 999 call was made after the 73-year-old collapsed at the Edmonton Green shopping centre in north London.
But London Ambulance Service (LAS) confirmed the crews were on a break, under EU rules, when the call was made.
An ambulance arrived 20 minutes later but the man died shortly afterwards.
Paramedics ‘on break’ as man dies