Vulnerable patients in the Amman Valley have been left without access to medication due to a pharmacy delivery vehicle being vandalised over the weekend.

A red Ford KA belonging to Brynaman Pharmacy, on Station Road, has been badly damaged leaving staff unable to provide the vital delivery service.

Dispensing Assistant Paula Gerrard said: “On a weekly basis we usually deliver to around 50 patients or more.

“Following this awful incident we are unable to provide the service that the vulnerable members of the community desperately need.

“We hope to get back up and running soon but we don’t know how long we are going to be without the service.”

The damaged vehicle has been used by the company for over eight years and was used solely to deliver medication to patents who are unable to get to the pharmacy.

Staff are unable to use their own vehicles to deliver any medication due to insurance rules.

“On Monday we had trays of medication for eight vulnerable people, without other patents, and we had to contact them all to try and sort out a way of getting the medication to them,” added Paula.

“Customers are welcome to come and collect prescriptions and we will let everyone know if the service returns.”

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said: “We received a report of a pharmacy delivery car being damaged in Brynaman over the weekend of Friday, October 6 to Monday, October 10.

“Footprints have been found on the windscreen and roof of the vehicle, a Ford KA, which was parked on Station Road.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.”