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Ambulance attacked while responding to 999 call

  • A window was smashed as paramedics rushed to help someone with breathing difficulties.
  • The ambulance was travelling with the blue lights flashing.
  • It'll cost hundreds of pounds to fix.
Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

An ambulance window has been smashed as the crew were responding to a 999 call.

The paramedics were travelling using their blue lights to help a patient with breathing difficulties.

It happened on Collector Road in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, at about 8.50pm last night.

Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

This incident could have seriously injured one of our staff or patients! Luckily no one was injured however this dangerous act has taken a frontline ambulance away from the public who need it.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson

The ambulance now isn't on the road, and it will cost hundreds of pounds to repair.

The ambulance service remains baffled,

Given it was using blue lights at the time, whoever did this could clearly see it was responding to an emergency, what if it had been on the way to one of their family members or rushing a loved one to hospital?

– Emergency Services Operations Delivery Director, Nathan Hudson
Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

CCTV from the ambulance has been passed to the police.