Police have launched an investigation into an attack on an ambulance in Birmingham.

Paramedics were treating a patient in Birmingham with severe abdominal pain at a house in Chipperfield Road in the early hours of Saturday morning when a brick was hurled onto the windscreen of an ambulance

West Midlands Ambulance Service Paramedics discovered the damage when they returned to their vehicle.

A second ambulance had to be called to the scene to take the patient to hospital.

West Midlands Ambulance Service described the incident is 'sickening'

Ambulance spokesman Nathan Hudson said: "This is an incredibly disappointing case which not only delayed a patient's onward care in A&E but also means we have an ambulance off the road and unable to respond to 999 calls whilst it's being repaired.

"Thankfully my staff weren't hurt, but they were understandably upset by the incident. Ambulance staff are here to help people in an emergency and it's extremely sickening to see incidents such as this."

An investigation into the incident is underway.