A grandmother was taken to hospital after she fell and injured herself while in a maze.

Ambulance crews were called at 2.33pm today and sent an ambulance and the hazardous area response team to the incident at Blake House Craft Centre in Blake End near Braintree.

An ambulance spokesman said: "An elderly woman injured her arm when she fell in a maze.

“As she was in a maze, it was quite difficult for our crews to transport her out using their normal equipment so we dispatched HART who have a specialist piece of equipment that was used to stretcher the woman out.

“She was then taken to Broomfield Hospital for further assessment and treatment."

James Hodge, staff member at the maze, said: “We had a family come in who wanted to go into the maze, we did tell them it was very muddy.

“The grandmother who was with them slipped over and hurt her arm so the senior members of staff called the paramedic and stayed with them until the paramedic got here and took her into an ambulance.

“She couldn’t get back up.”