FIRE crews filled a road as a patient was extracted from a block of flats.

They joined police and ambulance crews in Benfield Way, Portslade, at about 6pm on Saturday.

A passerby described seeing fire crews transporting a person from the window of an upper floor of the block of flats to the ground.

The road was blocked as crews worked to extract them.

A spokesman for Sussex Police confirmed the force had been called to assist in managing the scene due to the large number of emergency vehicles in the road.