A Bristol leisure centre has been evacuated following an on-site “chemical leak”.
More than fifty people were told to leave Hengrove Leisure Centre earlier this morning (Nov 15) following the leak in the centre’s plant room.
The incident - which is ongoing - was reported around 8.30am and triggered an immediate response from emergency services, including Avon Fire and Rescue, Avon and Somerset Police and Environmental Health.
No one was injured as a result of the leak though at least two people are understood to have self-presented at a nearby walk-in centre.
A further 22 people, which includes 20 members of staff and two customers, have been secured in the centre’s cafe while investigations are carried out.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Parkwood Community Leisure, who run the centre, said it will remain closed for the rest of today.
A spokesperson for Avon Fire and Rescue Service confirmed firefighters are in attendance and are working to identify the cause of the leak.