A WOMAN has died after suffering a medical episode in a Wimpy restaurant.

The chain in Worthing town centre was closed after the incidnet.

There is currently a cordon in place outside the burger restaurant in Chapel Road, with a sheet covering the windows and police officers stationed outside.

A police spokesman said officers were called at 4.04pm to reports of a medical incident inside and were assisting the ambulance service.

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Two paramedics cars and an ambulance were stationed outside the burger joint.

Also cordoned off were The Mellor Practice and Jordan & Cook chartered surveyors and the Worthing FX bureau de change next door on either side.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: "At 4.06pm on Friday (22 November) police were called to a fast food restaurant in Chapel Road, Worthing, after concern for the health of a woman in her 70s.

"Despite the efforts of ambulance crew and police, the woman sadly died 40 minutes later.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and the Coroners Officer is continuing enquiries."

An ambulance spokesman said they were called at 2.58pm to a suspected cardiac arrest.