A PATIENT has been flown to hospital after falling unwell.

Residents reported seeing a number of ambulances in Witham this morning while an air ambulance landed in Powers Hall End.

The ambulance service has confirmed a patient has been taken to the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: "Late this morning several ambulances and the East Anglian Air Ambulance based in Cambridgeshire responded to reports of a very unwell individual in Witham.

"The person was treated at the scene and taken by air ambulance to the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre in Basildon."