Four police officers fall ill after coming into contact with 'unknown chemical'

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Four police officers fall ill after coming into contact with 'unknown chemical'

The emergency services were called to Park Hill in Sheffield on Monday night, where a man was found seriously injured. Officers for South Yorkshire

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The emergency services were called to Park Hill in Sheffield on Monday night, where a man was found seriously injured. Officers for South Yorkshire Police forced entry to the flat and gave the man emergency CPR.

However, they soon “started suffering ill effects from an unknown chemical”, the force said.

“All the officers are recovering”, it added, while the man, in his 30s, was taken to Northern General Hospital in a serious condition.

This morning, YorkshireLive reported the officers had been discharged, while the man “still remains in hospital”.

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The Park Hill flats sit off Duke Street on the eastern side of Sheffield.

Police said they were closing down the scene, but would be “re-entering the property to continue enquiries as to what happened.”

According to local paper the Sheffield Star, one eyewitness described men appearing to have been removed from woodland near the flats.

They were then told to strip down to their underwear and sprayed by the firefighters with an unknown liquid, it said.



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