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Shobden ‘Chemical’ Incident

At 21:21hrs on Friday February 26, 2010, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of an unknown powder sprayed through the letterbox of a domestic property in Shobden, Herefordshire. 

Crews from the local retained station in Leominster and Kingsland were promptly in attendance, along with supporting crews from Hereford, the Environmental Protection Unit from Stourport and Incident response unit from Hereford.

The incident was dealt with as potentially toxic with appropriate control measures put in place until the exact nature of the powder was firmly established by the county analyst. Fire and Rescue crews left the property once the area was declared safe.

Police and specialist ambulance crews were also in attendance.