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Cleaning chemicals have been added to the water supply to homes at a Newcastle tower block.
The management company for the flats, Your Homes Newcastle, says it was alerted after residents in Proctor Court in Walker, reported that their drinking water tasted unusual.
After investigating, the company says it found "cleaning substance had been added to the block’s cold water break tank".
The company says it has drained the tank and disinfected it - it is now reassuring residents that the water supply is safe and working as normal.
Northumbria Police say they are investigating after reports of contaminated water at a tower block in Newcastle.
On Tuesday, September 24, police received a report about a possible contamination of the water supply at Proctor Court, Walker, the previous day.
The company managing the flats, Your Homes Newcastle, are also carrying out further enquiries.
Officers are awaiting further details but at this stage say the incident has not been reported as a crime.