A paramedic who was sacked after a drunken woman made a false rape allegation against him, was unfairly dismissed, an employment tribunal has ruled.
The patient asked David Gledhill: 'Why don't you come in and f**k me?' when he walked her back to her home after he and his colleagues had assessed her in an ambulance.
She then stripped off her top and 'gyrated' on his crotch, repeating her question, only to tell police an hour later that he had attacked her.
Police dropped their investigation through lack of evidence and a panel from the Health Professions Council, which regulates paramedics, said his actions on the night had not constituted any misconduct.
Yet despite that and the fact that the woman had previously falsely accused two other men of raping her, London ambulance bosses labelled 48-year-old Mr Gledhill 'a predator' and 'potentially dangerous' and sacked him, saying they could no longer trust him.
They alleged he had been in the woman's home for 25 minutes, as opposed to the one-and-a-half minutes he insisted was nearer the truth.
After an employment panel found in his favour, a clearly delighted Mr Gledhill said: 'I feel absolutely exonerated because I've always said I had the patient's interests at heart.
'London Ambulance Service, for their own reasons, thought I had done something.