Chemical scare in Trowbridge

Firefighters have dealt with a chemical scare at a Wiltshire premises.

Builders disturbed a mysterious red dust while carrying out construction work at the former DTR VMS Ltd premises in Aintree Avenue, on the White Horse Business Park, in Trowbridge, on Tuesday afternoon.

Because of the high risk of the dust containing dangerous chemicals, given the previous use of the building as a tyre manufacturer, a full ‘hazmat’ attendance was sent to the scene.