A MAIN road was closed in both directions after a person was taken ill in their car.

Police and the ambulance service were called to the A449 Wells Road, near Eaton Road in Malvern at around 12.40pm today.

A police spokesman said the person had been travelling along Wells Road when they were taken ill, and pulled over.

He confirmed there had been no collision and there were no suspicious circumstances. 

An spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed they were called to a medical incident.

An ambulance and two rapid response vehicles were sent to the scene and a patient was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.