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Park Hill flats in Sheffield free from contamination as man, 30, still seriously ill in hospital


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Police have confirmed that Park Hill flats in Sheffield are free from contamination after officers suffered ill effects from inhaling chemicals at a property yesterday evening.

Emergency services attended on Monday after receiving a report a man was injured outside the flats off B6070 Duke Street at 6:04pm.

Officers then forced entry to the man’s flat due to concerns about his property and there inhaled a chemical substance, now believed to be a number of household products.

Follow our live blog recapping the events at Park Hill flats

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Yorkshire Ambulance Service personnel provided minor medical attention and support to four officers, who then attended Northern General Hospital for further tests.

They have since been discharged with no further symptoms or complications.

The man, aged in his 30s, who was found seriously injured and given CPR, remains in hospital in a serious condition.

No surrounding flats were evacuated and it was not believed there was any threat to the wider public, according to South Yorkshire Police.

Emergency services at the scene
Emergency services at the scene

Just before 12am on Tuesday, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue confirmed they had completed all tests and declared there was no longer any risk of contamination as no traces of harmful substances were found. Police then entered the property again to conduct further enquiries.

Police this afternoon announced the property involved in the incident is free from contamination and there are no concerns for the safety of residents or the wider public.

Sharing the news on Facebook, a spokesperson said: “We would like to confirm that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding how the man came about his injuries yesterday.

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“A small scene remains at the flats this morning and officers will be on hand to talk to residents, answer any questions and discuss any concerns.

“Once again, we wish to thank all the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service personnel who attended, as well as all affected residents and members of the public for their patience and understanding throughout the evening.”

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