Emergency services were rushed to a popular park to help a man who had suffered a cardiac arrest.

Several police vehicles, ambulances and the air ambulance arrived at Abbey Field just after 3pm this afternoon.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: "An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle an ambulance officer vehicle and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were called to Abbey Field, Colchester, following reports of a man in cardiac arrest.

"One patient was transported to Colchester General Hospital by road ambulance."

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "A man was found unconscious in Abbey Fields, Colchester, shortly before 3.30pm on Tuesday 25 June and has been taken to hospital."