A ROAD has been blocked after a person collapsed in the city centre.

An ambulance attended the scene just after 3pm outside Ladbrokes in St James’s Street.

A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We received reports that a person was in need.

“They were believed to have been suffering with a fit.

“One ambulance crew attended the scene.

“The person has been treated and taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital.”

The ambulance blocked the road and a queue of traffic formed behind it, including several buses.

A large crowd of people waiting at a nearby bus stop saw the incident.

One witness said: “When I walked past there was somebody on the floor by the ambulance.

“I think they were having a fit.”