Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson has been hospitalised

Peter Robinson
Peter Robinson

Northern Ireland's First Minister has been admitted to hospital.

Peter Robinson was taken in just after 9am this morning.

A spokesman for the Democratic Unionist Party said: "The First Minister felt unwell this morning and has been admitted to the hospital for some further tests."

It is understood the DUP leader is being treated for a suspected heart condition.

It is believed Mr Robinson, who is 66 years old, travelled to hospital in an ambulance.

British Prime Minister David Cameron took to twitter to wish Mr Robinson a speedy recovery. 

He has been First Minister since 2008.

The Robinson family have requested privacy at this stage.

Mike Nesbitt, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), is among the politicians to wish Mr Robinson a speedy recovery.

He said: "I am sorry to hear that the First Minister has been taken into hospital this morning and I wish Peter a full and speedy recovery.

"Our thoughts are with him and his family."