Legionella discovered at Police building in Southampton

Southampton Police Station Credit: ITV Meridian

Police have confirmed an outbreak of Legionella at one of its buildings in Hampshire.

The bacteria was found in some water outlets at Southampton Police Investigation Centre.

Engineers have been at the site in Southern Road to flush and test all systems in the building.

Police say they were working with their colleagues at the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner and that the issue has now been resolved.

Reports said people in the building had been given hand sanitisers and bottled water in the meantime.

In a statement Hampshire Police said: ''The safety of our officers and staff is always our priority and we have taken the necessary measures to ensure those working at the building can continue to do so.''

The statement goes on to say that the public won't see any impact on operational policing in the city.