A woman who was taken to hospital after falling critically ill while in police custody is now stable.
A police spokeswoman said about 10.20pm yesterday a woman in custody in Rotorua became unwell and an ambulance was called.
A St John spokeswoman said St John received a call for a medical emergency on Fenton St and three ambulance crews responded to the scene.
Paramedics treated and took one patient in a critical condition to Rotorua Hospital, she said.
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A Lakes District Health Board spokeswoman today said the woman was in a stable condition.