Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

'She Smashed Her Head on a Lavatory Seat While Vomiting'

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

'She Smashed Her Head on a Lavatory Seat While Vomiting'

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Byline: Lucy Osborne

BROADCASTERS, ad executives, lawyers and other well-paid professionals are among the drunken casualties of the capital's festive revels.

The Evening Standard joined staff of the "booze bus" and clinic into the early hours of one of the busiest nights of the year.

The Transit-sized vehicle can take five patients and operates from 7pm to 7am. The bus and clinic aim to free up ambulances and A&E for more serious calls.

A 60-year-old lawyer was one of the first pick-ups, at about 11.10pm. She was at Hoxton police station after she had forgotten her address and lost one of her shoes following a work do. She could recall little of the evening.

The next call was Victoria, 37, a mother who appeared to have also come from an office party. She was found alone at Chancery Lane Tube by staff, covered in vomit, and was barely able to walk even with the assistance of three paramedics. …

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