Police seal off estate after 2 people show up at hospital with chemical burns

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As many as 50 police officers and firefighters have sealed off a section of a Nottingham housing estate after two people suffered "chemical injuries" and made their own way to hospital.

Fire engines with a number of crews, incident response units and police officers have been at the scene in Nidderdale, Wollaton on Friday morning (May 28).

Superintendent Sukesh Verma, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We are currently assisting emergency service colleagues at an address in Nidderdale after two people presented to hospital with suspected chemical injuries.

“Work is ongoing to assess the property and ensure there are no ongoing issues.

“At this time we don’t believe there’s a risk to the wider public.”

There have been no arrests.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service added in a separate statement: "We are advising people to stay away from the Nidderdale area of Wollaton, Nottingham, as Highfields and Loughborough are dealing with an incident, alongside Police, EMAS, the Environment Agency and Public Health England.

"This is after two people arrived at hospital with burns."

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One resident told NottinghamshireLive there were "about 40 to 50" police officers and incident response crews on the scene.

Another said everyone "has been told to go home for their safety", with the whole area taped off.

Local resident Wayne Miller, 42, said: "I've been in this area now 16 years and never known anything like this."

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Denise Wilson, 67, who lives in the area said: “My daughter told me there was something going on, all the buildings look the same though.

"To me, you’ve got to be careful if there’s chemicals out. There’s children around.

"[I've] not seen a response like this. Everyone’s close together as well, so it's more concerning. I heard this morning someone said there was 40 to 50 police.”

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