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Man taken to hospital following chemical spill in Stoke Park, Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 13:08 26 June 2016 | UPDATED: 14:15 26 June 2016

Chemical incident in Glamorgan Road, Ipswich

Chemical incident in Glamorgan Road, Ipswich

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Fire, police, and ambulance services were sent to a chemical incident in the Stoke Park area of town.

A man was taken to hospital after inhaling fumes from spilt chemicals in a domestic shed.

Police said the man was conscious when he boarded and ambulance and was talking to paramedics. He is not thought to be seriously affected.

Neighbouring residents were told to keep their windows and doors shut, but there was no need for them to evacuate their homes.

Five fire appliances and six or seven ambulances were called to the scene in Glamorgan Road at about 11.40am.

From his window, one resident of Maidenhall Approach witnessed emergency services rushing to the scene just before 12.30pm.

He said: “I saw four or five police cars, two fire engines, six or seven ambulances, the police helicopter and unmarked police cars. They were going up Maidenhall Approach, past the Smock pub, towards Asda.”

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