Emergency crews called to ‘chemical incident’ alert in Castle Rising

Firefighters work alongside members of the East of England Ambulance Service Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) at an incident in the carpark of Castle Rising Cricket Club just outside King�"s Lynn. ANL-150406-003748009
Firefighters work alongside members of the East of England Ambulance Service Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) at an incident in the carpark of Castle Rising Cricket Club just outside King�"s Lynn. ANL-150406-003748009

Emergency crews were called to a village near Lynn last night amid fears of a potential chemical incident in the area.

Specialist hazardous response teams were sent to Castle Rising shortly after 9pm on Wednesday after a car was found in suspicious circumstances near the St Lawrence church.

Today. police have confirmed that a man was found inside the vehicle, but said he did not require any medical treatment.

Emergency workers spent around two and a half hours at the scene to ensure the safety of the area.

A Norfolk Police spokesman said a member of the public had initially contacted them with concerns about the vehicle, which was parked at the roadside.

She later added: “The concern was around the potential presence of chemicals.

“A man was inside the car, but was safe and well. No chemicals were found.”

The car was eventually declared safe at around 11.30pm, following assessments by a specialist Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) from the East of England Ambulance Service.

A trust spokesman said: “They’re trained and have all the suits that can go into a potential chemical incident.”

Fire crews from Lynn and Sandringham were also called to assist the police.