Breaking News: Chemical incident in St Leonards


Emergency services are asking residents living around the waste centre in Bexhill Road, St Leonards, to keep their windows and doors closed for the next few hours due to a chemical incident.

The tip at Freshfields is currently closed and has been evacuated after a strong smell of ammonia today (Thursday, May 14).

Six people have been taken ill.

They are being treated by ambulance crews.

There is a cordon around the tip area and people living nearby are being told to close their windows and doors as a precaution.

More details to follow.

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