Man dies after suffering 'medical emergency' at Merry Hill shopping centre

An elderly man died after suffering a 'medical emergency' at Merry Hill shopping centre.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Times Square Avenue in Brierley Hill on Tuesday afternoon.

An elderly man was found in a critical condition and was given advanced life support, but sadly could not be saved.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 3.53pm on Tuesday to reports of a medical emergency on Times Square Avenue in Brierley Hill.

"Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance critical care car attended the scene.

"Upon arrival we found an elderly man in a critical condition.

"He received advanced life support at the scene.

"Unfortunately, despite the best efforts it became clear that nothing more could be done to save him and he was confirmed deceased.”

A statement from the shopping centre management said: "Yesterday afternoon, an elderly visitor suffered medical difficulties near to the bus station at the centre. Despite the best efforts of the paramedics, and support of our team, the visitor sadly passed away shortly after.

"Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.”

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