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Incident at Hire Company Newton-Le-Willows

Wednesday, 21 February 2018
The Park, Newton Le Willows, Haydock.
Firefighters have been called to an incident at a Hire Company at the Park, Newton Le Willows, Haydock after a number of people reported feeling unwell.

Firefighters were alerted at 10.12am and were on scene at 10.21am.

9 casualties have presented with nausea and breathing difficulties and have been treated by North West Ambulance Service Paramedics at the scene, with some being transported to hospital.

The premises has been evacuated and a search is taking place to establish the potential cause for the symptoms being experienced.

More updates to follow.

Update at 13:21 - The fire service is now scaling down its presence at the location.

However, a police cordon remains in place and the investigation into the cause of the incident is ongoing.

Update at 14:19 - Checks of the building have been carried out which have raised no concerns and the incident has been stood down.

Nine people in total made complaints of breathing difficulties; three were taken to Whiston Hospital as a precautionary measure and a further two people self-presented at Whiston Hospital.

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