A man who was taken to hospital yesterday after being struck by lightning while playing golf remains in a "serious" condition.

Emergency services were called at 2.04pm to Sandy Lodge Golf Club, after the man in his 60s was struck by lightning as rain and hail storms passed over the county.

An ambulance, a community first responder, and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.

A spokesman for East of England Ambulance Service Trust said: "The man, who we believe to be in his 60s, was on a golf course when the incident happened and it caused him to go into cardiac arrest. Medics were quickly on scene and began giving advanced life support. He was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital, in a life-threatening condition.

"Fortunately incidents involving people being struck by lightning are quite rare, but when it does strike, it can cause serious and potentially fatal injuries."