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A London Ambulance Service trust manager sacked for his handling of the dismissal of two frontline crew members has dropped his application to an employment tribunal for reinstatement. In a joint statement, the trust and solicitors for David Carrington said a 'mutually acceptable settlement' had been reached to avoid 'a lengthy and costly' hearing, due to start this week. Mr Carrington, former director of ambulance services for north division, led an investigation into a 1995 incident in which a 999 crew was alleged to have refused to answer an emergency call. The crew members later successfully sued the trust for unfair dismissal.