Police lift cordon after chemical leak at Trafford Park industrial site

  • Video report from ITV Granada Reports journalist Emma Sweeney.

Police have lifted a cordon around an industrial site following a chemical leak.

Emergency services, including fire and ambulance crews, attended the scene in Trafford Park, Stretford, Greater Manchester, on Monday 4 March at 9:30am.

A 300-metre cordon was placed around the Lanxess premises in Tenax Road as nearby residents and firms were advised to close all doors and windows.

The restrictions ended shortly after 2pm when Greater Manchester Police (GMP) stood down the major incident involving hazardous materials which it initially described as a “hazmat incident”.

Traffic is being diverted away from the area. Credit: ITV Granada Reports

In a statement, GMP said: “Officers working alongside Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service colleagues and North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) contained a chemical leak within the industrial site where it will be safely dissipated.”

More than a dozen people were assessed at the scene by ambulance crews and one person was taken to hospital for further checks.

A NWAS spokeswoman added: “The risk to the public from the leak has been determined to be low.

“However, if anyone in the local area suffers symptoms including breathlessness, wheezing or bluing of the lips and fingers, you are advised to seek medical help via NHS 111 online – 111.nhs.uk.”

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