Norton Road in Letchworth was closed yesterday afternoon (Thursday, May 25) after two air ambulances were called to a medical emergency and a driver was taken to hospital "in a serious condition".

Patrolling police officers were flagged down by a member of the public on Norton Road shortly before 3.45pm to report that a driver had suffered a medical episode at the wheel.

Herts police officers assisted at the scene until the ambulance service attended, and closed the road. It was re-opened at 5.20pm.

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The East of England Ambulance Service had been called at 3.43pm, with an ambulance, rapid response vehicle, ambulance officer and first responder in attendance.

Two air ambulances from Essex & Herts Air Ambulance also attended the incident.

The patient was conveyed by ground ambulance to the Lister Hospital, with a spokesperson for the East of England Ambulance Service saying he was "in a serious condition".