Hundreds of patients are being taken to hospital by police because ambulances fail to arrive in time, new figures reveal.

Scotland Yard said it was forced to transport people to hospital on 903 occasions last year.

The figures, released by the Metropolitan police following a freedom of information request, showed officers stood in for paramedics more than twice a day in 2014.

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