Nearly a quarter of people in the UK are unknowingly at risk of suffering a stroke from undiagnosed high blood pressure, a charity has warned.

The Stroke Association has launched a campaign to encourage people to get their blood pressure checked after a national survey revealed that 30 per cent of people in the South West were unaware that they had high blood pressure, closely followed by East Anglia and the home counties.

Nearly a quarter of people in the UK are unknowingly at risk of suffering a stroke from undiagnosed high blood pressure, a charity has warned.

The Stroke Association has launched a campaign to encourage people to get their blood pressure checked after a national survey revealed that 30 per cent of people in the South West were unaware that they had high blood pressure, closely followed by East Anglia and the home counties.