TWO people have been taken to hospital after being found unconscious in a Southampton park.

Police have sealed off the area around the tennis courts in East Park, after the man and woman were discovered shortly after 1pm.

One was laid out on the grass and the other on a park bench.

Ambulance crews were called to the city centre scene and have taken the pair to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.

The man and woman were spotted by someone from the nearby Southampton Solent University, who called the emergency services.

It is not yet known how old either the man or woman is, or what caused their conditions.

A Hampshire police spokesman said the area where they were discovered has been cordoned off while it is established whether any crime has been committed.