A LARGE scale presence of emergency medics in Kingswinford at the weekend was due to a "medical incident" - ambulance service bosses have said.

Members of the public took to social media to report up to eight ambulances in attendance at an incident in Bromley Lane on Saturday evening (September 26).

West Midlands Ambulance Service today released this statement about the drama: "We were called to a medical incident at a property at Bromley Lane in Kingswinford at 6.24pm on Saturday."

And a spokesman for the service added that "it would be inappropriate to comment further".

He later confirmed that four ambulances, the HART team, the MERIT trauma doctor and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene and one patient was taken to hospital but would not disclose why such resources were deployed and what the call out was about.

The hazardous area response team (HART) is an NHS ambulance service initiative devoted to providing medical care in difficult circumstances and it is deployed to incidents such as collapsed buildings, patients at height or in confined space, water rescue, and flooding, firearms incidents and explosions.

The MERIT team (Medical Emergency Response Intervention Team) comprises a critical care paramedic and a doctor. Typically they respond to serious trauma cases.

To find out more about the work of the region's emergency medics and the types of incidents they attend check out Channel 5 series Ambulance: Code Red which can be seen online at https://www.channel5.com/show/trauma-code-red/.

The series has been highlighting the lifesaving efforts of the specialist emergency response teams that assist West Midlands Ambulance Service and the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity which is headquartered in Lye.