Basildon Hospital A&E evacuated after CS gas used

BASILDON Hospital A&E was evacuated earlier this afternoon after police had to use CS gas to detain a 48-year-old man.

Police attended the hospital at around 12.45pm today after receiving a call from staff that a man had threatened them with an object.

Police attended and used CS gas to detain a 48-year-old man inside the building. He was then taken to custody for questioning.

A section of the building was evacuated due to the presence of CS gas, however, it has since re-opened.

A spokesperson for Basildon Hospital said: “Police were called to an incident in A&E earlier today and it was effectively resolved.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Basildon police station on 101 quoting crime number 407 of 25/01 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.