EMERGENCY services were called to an incident in a residential street this afternoon.

Three fire engines and one ambulance attended the scene in Tisbury Road in Hove at about 4.45pm.

Paramedics and firefighters were then seen entering a property.

The Argus:

Shortly afterwards, a person was taken away from the property on a stretcher and transferred to an ambulance.

A spokeswoman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: "The fire engines were called out to a property in Tisbury Road this evening to assist an ambulance.

The Argus:

"There was an ambulance category one call, which normally requires two fire engines. A third one was called to provide a particular stretcher.

"The patient is now in the care of the ambulance service."

South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb) have been contacted for comment.