A man is believed to have suffered a deep cut and been rushed to hospital after jumping in Watford town centre's pond.

Police, fire and ambulance services were called to The Parade, High Street, following reports of an injured man in the water.

A police spokesman said: "Police were called at just before midnight on Saturday (22 May) to a report of an injured man in the pond on The Parade, High Street, Watford.

"Officers and the East of England Ambulance Service attended.

"The man, aged in his 20s, was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries which are believed to be serious, but not life-threatening.

"The incident is not being treated as suspicious."

The Observer understands that the man is believed to have jumped in and suffered a deep cut requiring hospital treatment.

A spokesperson for The East of England Ambulance Service said: "EEAST responded to an emergency call on May 22 shortly after 11.30pm regarding an incident on Albert Road South, Watford.

"We sent an ambulance to the scene and transported a patient to Watford General Hospital for further care."

Over the years Watford FC fans have regularly jumped in the pond as tradition following moments of success - such as the club's recent promotion.