The moaning resident who wrote a note telling paramedics not to “block my driveway” with their ambulance while they treated a dying man last night apologised.
Teaching assistant Hassan Shabbir Ali, 27, who lives just 250ft away from Livingstone House, admitted writing the note “in the heat of the moment”.
The dad-of-one, who says he relies on the NHS for a long-term disability, even admitted trying to block the ambulance with his own car.
Speaking from his £200,000 home which he shares with wife Aisha, 22, he said: “First of all I am deeply sorry, I regret what I did, if I could take it back I would, it was in the heat of the moment.
“My heart goes out to the man who past away, I found that out last night, I revived a text message from a family member who sent me an article expressing that the man has reportedly passed away.
“Whether you believe me or don’t, I am ashamed in myself that I did that. I am deeply ashamed.
“There’s no justification, there’s no explanation, there is nothing I can say to justify my actions.
“I would like to apologise to any offence I may cause to the family members to those who passed away.
“The reason why I did it was silly, I don’t this in anyway to be a justification for what I did. But if I could try to explain what happened, parking around here is a huge, huge massive issue.
“Everyone has dropped kerbs, everyone has their cars parked outside their houses, we don’t have that, we have this alleyway, and it’s shared access for five or six properties.
“It’s not right trying to justify it but I’ve been stung by this a number of times, when my wife was pregnant and with our first born, we had to rush to the hospital and there were a number of cars blocking us, waking up for work and there are cars blocking us.
“I didn’t want to lie, I could’ve come here and told you it wasn’t me. [I could have said] ‘Prove it, show me the evidence’ but I have been honest.
“I’ve just come from the mosque after work, I’ve sought forgiveness from God, I know I should really be asking for those affected for their forgiveness but I am deeply sorry.
“All I can say is this will never happen again and I’ve learnt my lesson.
“I am someone who relys on the NHS, I suffer with a life-long disability, I know the truly amazing work the NHS does.
“I am fully aware of the immense, fantastic, words cannot express how wonderful the NHS are, and like I said it was a foolish mistake, and if I could take it back I would, regardless of if the man passed away or hadn’t.”