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Police officers ill from unknown chemical after breaking down door to Sheffield Park Hill flats to resuscitate man

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Police officers are currently receiving medical treatment after inhaling an “unknown chemical” when forcing entry into a man’s flat in Sheffield.

Emergency services were called earlier this evening to Park Hill flats following reports of a seriously injured man.

When officers broke down the man’s door, some started “suffering ill-effects from an unknown chemical”.

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Fire crews are currently trying to work out the cause of the effects and the police officers affected are receiving medical attention.

No surrounding flats have been evacuated and there is not believed to be any threat to the wider public, the police say.



Emergency services are at the scene
Emergency services are at the scene

However, people are being asked not to approach the scene.

The man, aged in his 30s, has been transported to Northern General Hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “Officers are currently attending the Park Hill flats off the B6070 Duke Street in Sheffield alongside crews from Yorkshire Ambulance Service and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

“We were called to an incident this evening where a man was seriously injured and was given CPR.

“Police officers forced entry to the man’s flat and some started suffering ill effects from an unknown chemical.

“Fire crews are currently determining the cause of the effects and the police officers affected are receiving medical attention.

“No surrounding flats have been evacuated and there is not believed to be any threat to the wider public, but people are asked not to approach the scene while emergency services personnel continue their work.

“The man, aged in his 30s, has been transported to Northern General Hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

“We thank you all for your patience and co-operation as work continues at the scene. More details will follow.”

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Written by: Rother Radio News


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