Chemical spill at police station

IPSWICH: Emergency services were today dealing with a suspected chemical spill at the town’s police station.

IPSWICH: Emergency services helped to clear up a chemical spill at the town’s police station.

The leak, believed to have come from an cannister, occurred in the station’s yard in Civic Drive.

Around 40 firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene.

The cannister has since been removed from the site and the Environment Agency are now investigating the incident.


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Civic Drive was closed during the incident but has since been re-opend to traffic.

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said that a rapid response team were called to the scene at just after 12.30pm after receiving reports that there had been “some contamination of CS gas” in the area.

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Four people were believed to have been affected by the leak and treated at the scene.

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