Ambulance has window smashed while responding to emergency in Castle Bromwich - The Solihull Observer

Ambulance has window smashed while responding to emergency in Castle Bromwich

Solihull Editorial 29th Mar, 2019   0

AN AMBULANCE had its window smashed while responding to an emergency in Castle Bromwich.

Ambulance bosses are appealing for members of the public to help them identify the individual who targeted the vehicle after a 999 call.

The incident happened on Collector Road in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, at about 8.50pm last night (Thursday, March 28).

The crew, who were unhurt in the incident, were travelling on blue lights at the time, responding to a patient with breathing difficulties.




A second ambulance was immediately dispatched to the patient by the Trust’s Emergency Operations Centre.

The damaged ambulance had to be taken out of service and remains off the road this morning, awaiting repair which will cost hundreds of pounds.


Emergency Services Operations Delivery Director, Nathan Hudson, said: “It is incredibly frustrating to once again find ourselves questioning why on earth somebody would want to do this to an ambulance.

“Not only that, but 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?

“We’re now faced with a vehicle being out of service, a repair bill and not forgetting the horrible nature of this incident for the staff involved. I am extremely thankful that no-one was hurt.

“We will be pulling the CCTV from the vehicle and passing it to the police but we would ask for anyone who has any information about this despicable incident to contact West Midlands Police on 101 and quote 20be/75740d/19.”

Public Notices

View and download all of the public notices in the Solihull Observer.

Recruitment

Find a career you'll love with our free career finder website.

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Solihull Observer.

Announcements

Weddings, Birthdays, Bereavements, Thank you notices, Marriages and more.