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Lockdown at Croydon Hospital after girl ‘swallows poison’

A ‘small variety of sufferers’ together with two Metropolitan Police officers are being handled at a south London hospital after being uncovered to a chemical substance. 

Ambulance crews and police had initially rushed to a girl’s home in Thorton Heath at 3.45am this morning following stories she had ingested a toxic substance.

She was taken to Croydon University Hospital, previously the Mayday, the place she was discovered to be in possession of a substance believed to be hazardous. Parts of the hospital have been sealed off.

The hospital has confirmed {that a} ‘small variety of sufferers’ together with two polioce officers are being saved beneath statement. 

A police spokesman mentioned: ‘Police have been known as at 3.46am by London Ambulance Service to stories of a girl having ingested poison at an tackle in Thornton Heath.

She was taken to Croydon University Hospital but was found to be in possession of a substance believed to be hazardous

She was taken to Croydon University Hospital however was discovered to be in possession of a substance believed to be hazardous

‘The girl was taken to a South London hospital by LAS the place she was discovered to be in possession of a potential hazardous substance. 

‘Officers and London Fire Brigade attended Mayday Hospital and security cordons and closures have been established whereas specialist officers examined the merchandise and security procedures have been enacted.

‘Ambulances and emergency autos are being given entry to the hospital all through the incident response.

‘Two officers have been uncovered to the substance. They stay on the hospital beneath statement.’

A spokesperson for Croydon Health Services NHS Trust mentioned: ‘Following an incident in Croydon this morning (Thursday 4 April) we now have handled a small variety of sufferers, together with two cops for chemical publicity.

‘This was an remoted incident and Croydon University Hospital has remained open for sufferers all through.’

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