BREAKING NEWS: At least four injured after suspected chemical leak at Northampton brewery
At least four people have been injured after the Carlsberg brewery in Northampton was evacuated this afternoon because of a chemical leak.
Six fire crews attended the factory in Bridge Street, along with the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, East Midlands Ambulance Service, the Hazardous Area Response Team and Northamptonshire Police - including the Incident Command Unit.
All the emergency services were called to the factory, which employs hundreds of people, at 12.30pm today (Wednesday).
Northampton General Hospital has now confirmed it is treating four people.
The news comes after eyewitnesses reported seeing workers covering their mouths with tissues as they left the factory.
A spokesman for Carlsberg UK said brewery employees had been moved to a “safe space” to be checked over by medics.
They added: “Earlier today there was a safety incident within the Carlsberg UK brewery on Bridge Street, Northampton.
“At this stage the emergency services are on site and are managing the situation.
“We will provide further updates as soon as we are in position to do so.”
Updates to follow.