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Body of man found in house in Hoyland Common

Several roads have been closed whist investigations continue into the death Credit: Calendar news

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.


Chemical investigation

Emergency teams were called this morning Credit: Mike Newton

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.

Chemical hazard investigation

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.

Chemical claims

Mr Portman claims chemicals are damaging his property.

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".