AMBULANCE crews have rushed to a house after two people reported problems breathing.

The hazardous area response team (HART), two rapid response vehicles, an ambulance crew, ambulance officer, and air ambulance from the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust were called to Langham Crescent, Billericay, just before 1.40pm today.

A spokesman from the ambulance service said: "At the scene two patients are being assessed for difficulties in breathing.

"Both are female, one believed to be in her 50s, and the other in her 80s.

"Both patients are stable and we are planning on taking one to hospital."

It is unclear at present what caused them to have breathing difficulties.