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Two seriously injured in explosion

Police are at Colwick Industrial Estate after reports of an explosion Credit: ITV News

Two men have been seriously injured after an explosion and a collapsed tanker at a recycling facility in Nottingham.

Emergency services were called to Bio Dynamic in Colwick Industrial Estate just before 10.15am today (20 September).

Nottinghamshire Police said in a statement:

We don’t believe the incident is terrorism-related. Two men have been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

We have secured the scene and are working with partners to establish the cause of what occurred.

– Northamptonshire Police statement

East Midlands Ambulance Service said:

We received a call at 10.04 today reporting an incident at Colwick Industrial Estate in Nottingham.

Due to the nature of the report, our Emergency Operations Centre immediately dispatched our Hazardous Area Response Team (paramedics specially trained to deal with major incidents, two ambulances and the Air Ambulance Helimed 54.

– East Midlands Ambulance Service.

A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said:

We have responded to the slurry pollution from the anaerobic digester at the Colwick site. The pollution has been contained and the clear up is now underway.

– Environment Agency.

The Health and Safety Executive has now taken over the investigation.