A MAN became stranded after he injured his leg on top of Clent Hills.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a call to the Four Stones at the summit of the hills at about 1.20pm yesterday afternoon.

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “A paramedic arrived at the scene to find a man, believed to be in his forties, who had sustained an injury after his leg had reportedly fallen into a hole.

"The man, who couldn’t bear weight on his leg, was given pain relief and was treated for a suspected fractured ankle.

“Due to the location of the incident the Hazardous Area Response Team deployed their 6x6 all-terrain vehicle to safely bring the man down to the awaiting ambulance, which was located in the car park at the bottom of the hill.

“The man was conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”