A construction worker had to be lowered using ropes from the sixth floor of a building site after injuring himself in Birmingham City Centre.

The incident happened on a building site on the corner of Broad Street and Bridge Street in at around 8.35am this morning.

An ambulance, two paramedic officers, the West Midlands Ambulance Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called to reports of a man having suffered a leg injury at the scene in an unfortunate accident.

“After receiving treatment at the scene, ambulance staff worked with the technical rescue Team from West Midlands Fire Service to lower the man from the sixth floor of the building. A HART team paramedic was lowered with him.

“After receiving further assessment and treatment, he was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for further assessment and treatment.”