A WOMAN in her 20s was taken to hospital by ambulance after collapsing on the canal towpath in Middlewich on Thursday, August 13.

North West Ambulance Service was first called shortly before 1pm to reports that someone had been taken ill on the towpath, near Westbury Close.

A further call was made to emergency services at 1.55pm following reports that her situation had worsened.

An ambulance was sent out to the scene along with one fire engine from Middlewich, which arrived at 2.08pm.

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The fire crew gave the woman first aid before she was handed over to paramedics and taken to hospital.