Breaking News: Chemical incident in St Leonards

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Emergency services are asking residents living around the waste centre in Bexhill Road, St Leonards, to keep their windows and doors closed for the next few hours due to a chemical incident.

The tip at Freshfields is currently closed and has been evacuated after a strong smell of ammonia today (Thursday, May 14).

Six people have been taken ill.

They are being treated by ambulance crews.

There is a cordon around the tip area and people living nearby are being told to close their windows and doors as a precaution.

More details to follow.

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