We are now able to confirm that the property involved in last night’s incident (Monday 11 October) at Park Hill flats in Sheffield is free from contamination, and there are no concerns for the safety of residents or the wider public.
At 6.04pm, we received a report from a member of the public that a man had been found with injuries outside the flats. This led to concerns about the flat the man lived in, so officers forced entry to assess the property.
There, they came into contact with a chemical substance, now believed be a number of household products, and four officers needed minor medical attention and support provided by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Yorkshire Ambulance Service personnel.
The four officers attended Northern General Hospital afterwards where further tests were completed and they were all discharged with no further symptoms or complications.
The man, aged in his 30s, remains in hospital in a serious condition.
We would like to confirm that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding how the man came about his injuries yesterday.
A small scene remains at the flats this morning and officers will be on hand to talk to residents, answer any questions and discuss any concerns.
Once again, we wish to thank all the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service personnel who attended, as well as all affected residents and members of the public for their patience and understanding throughout the evening.
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