UPDATE: Cyclist taken to hospital after suffering ‘medical episode’ near seafront

Police close A259 Eversfield Place following medical incident. Photo by Paul Ashton.

Police close A259 Eversfield Place following medical incident. Photo by Paul Ashton.

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A major road along Hastings seafront was closed after a cyclist suffered a medical episode whilst travelling through the town, police have said.

Emergency services were called to the A259 Eversfield Place at about 8.45am following reports of a medical incident.

Police close A259 Eversfield Place following medical incident. Photo by Paul Ashton.

Police close A259 Eversfield Place following medical incident. Photo by Paul Ashton.

Police said South East Coast Ambulance Service asked for officers assistance after a cyclist fell off a bike.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said it is believed the cyclist suffered a medical episode and was taken to hospital for further checks.

No other vehicles were involved and it is not being treated as a police matter, the spokesman added.

Officers closed the road in both directions from the Warrior Square junction and the Schwerte Way junction.

The road has now been re-opened.

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