Police and paramedics sent to Upper Orwell Street, Ipswich, after man collapses

Emergency services called after man collapses

Emergency services called after man collapses - Credit: Andrew Partridge

A man collapsed after being taken ill on the outskirts of Ipswich town centre at lunchtime today.

Police and paramedics were called when the man fell to the ground outside the Regent theatre in St Helen’s Street.

The incident occurred at around 1pm.

The emergency services were then told the casualty had managed to get up and walk off.

He headed across the road and was seen going down Upper Orwell Street, according to a spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary.

At one stage he was reported to be weaving in and out of the traffic,

The man was then taken ill again towards the St Helen’s Street end of the road.

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He was attended to by police officers and paramedics.

Following initial treatment at the scene the casualty was taken to Ipswich Hospital. His condition was not life-threatening.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said it was called to Upper Orwell Street at 1.04pm to help a man who was “taken unwell”.

It sent a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance. A paramedic arrived in less than three minutes.

The patient is understood to be a man in his 30s.

The emergency services were still said to be at the scene just before 2pm