Magpas Air Ambulance lands in Letchworth amid 'medical emergency'

The Magpas Air Ambulance taking off from Letchworth today (Tuesday, August 9)

The Magpas Air Ambulance taking off from Letchworth today (Tuesday, August 9) - Credit: Allen Churchyard

Three road ambulances and the Magpas helicopter have dealt with a "medical emergency" in Letchworth.

The Magpas Air Ambulance - which is run by a charity near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire - was pictured landing near Letchworth's Baldock Road Recreation Ground at around 10.24am today (Tuesday, August 9).

A man was taken ill during a "medical emergency" in Pearsall Close and was taken to the Lister Hospital, Stevenage.

Residents look on as Magpas Air Ambulance crews deal with a medical emergency in a nearby road

Residents look on as Magpas Air Ambulance crews deal with a medical emergency in a nearby road - Credit: Allen Churchyard

The Magpas Air Ambualance, which landed in Letchworth today (August 9, pictured) is run by a charity based in Huntingdon

The Magpas Air Ambualance, which landed in Letchworth today (August 9, pictured) is run by a charity based in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire - Credit: Allen Churchyard

A Magpas spokesperson said: "I can confirm the Magpas Air Ambulance advanced medical team was called to a medical emergency in Letchworth on August 9, landing in the area at 10:24am."

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a community first responder, an ambulance officer vehicle and the Magpas Air Ambulance were called to Pearsall Close this morning following reports of a man with a medical emergency.

"The patient was transported by road ambulance to Lister Hospital for further care."