Police say a liquid found at a house where a man's body was found in Hoyland Common has been tested and found to be harmless. Several roads around Sheffield Road were closed while the fire service carried out tests. The death of the 31 year old man is not being treated as suspicious.
A man's body has been found in a house in Sheffield Road at Hoyland Common. Several nearby roads have been closed and a fire service chemicals unit is at the scene. Residents are not allowed to return to their homes yet.
Several nearby roads have also been closed. Police say they do not believe the death of the 31 year old man to be suspicious circumstances but that chemicals were been found in the house.
Fire crews were called to establish what the chemicals were and to make sure the scene was safe before paramedics were allowed in.
Police have confirmed that an incident at a Royal Mail sorting office in Sheffield is not suspicious.
The parcel involved contained industrial beauty products. Residents on Homestead Road are now able to return to their homes.
The Hazardous Area Response Team, which includes and ambulance and rapid response vehicle, were assisting with the operation.
Emergency services are at the scene of a chemical incident in Sheffield.
Fire crews were called to a Royal Mail sorting office this morning. Four fire engines are there as they investigate the discovery of a parcel suspected to contain hazardous substances.
A number of houses on Homestead Road have been evacuated as a precaution. Emergency teams are expected to be at the sorting office until this afternoon.
A man who claims tanks of caustic soda have been leaking onto his property for the last eleven years fears the foundations of his house could be at risk.
John Portman says trees and plants have already been destroyed. The company which owns the tanks denies they are a hazard.
A man in West Yorkshire claims chemicals have been leaking into his property for the last eleven years.
John Portman says tanks, which are just 5 metres from his home, are leaking caustic soda. He claims it has killed plants and trees and affected the foundations of his house.
The company which owns the tanks, AETC, denies the claims. They have told us that while Mr and Mrs Portman have started legal proceedings they are "vigorously defending them".