Man arrested after ‘chemical incident’ in Romford

A 'chemical incident' has taken place in Davidson Way, Romford. Emergency services are attending.

A 'chemical incident' has taken place in Davidson Way, Romford. Emergency services are attending. - Credit: Aaron Hynan

Emergency services are lining the streets in Romford following a “chemical incident”.

Police were called at about 3.50pm to a commercial premises in Davidson Way, Romford, following reports.

Officers, the London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade are at the scene.

A passer-by said: “The whole area is blocked off because of what’s happened, there are blue lights everywhere.”

A 37-year-old man was treated at the scene for minor injuries.


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He was then arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and taken to an east London police station.

There were no other reported injuries.

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This is not being treated as a terrorist incident.

Inquiries continue.

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