Firefighters deal with chemical incident at Brighton police station

Fire crews in John Street, Brighton.  Picture: Liz Finlayson

Fire crews in John Street, Brighton. Picture: Liz Finlayson

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An unidentified substance which was found leaking from a container in an office at Brighton police station has caused a chemical alert.

Firefighters were called to John Street at 2.12pm to reports of an unidentified substance was leaking from a container.

Crews from Hove and Roedean, along with a Hazardous Materials Advisor from East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service, entered the building wearing breathing apparatus and wearing protective clothing.

People working in the office were evacuated while firefighters checked the substance.

However the substance was deemed not to be dangerous.

It was removed it into the fresh air, pending specialist recovery.

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: "It was chemical in nature and the occupants of the office were advised to open windows to clear any lingering fumes."

It was not necessary to evacuate the entire building.

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5:18pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Goldenwight says...

Tippex, perhaps? They must use a fair amount of the stuff, because they seem to make a lot of errors...
Tippex, perhaps? They must use a fair amount of the stuff, because they seem to make a lot of errors... Goldenwight
  • Score: -54

5:25pm Fri 22 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

Goldenwight wrote:
Tippex, perhaps? They must use a fair amount of the stuff, because they seem to make a lot of errors...
It might be 'stair juice' that substance they spread on stairs which make them really slippery.
[quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: Tippex, perhaps? They must use a fair amount of the stuff, because they seem to make a lot of errors...[/p][/quote]It might be 'stair juice' that substance they spread on stairs which make them really slippery. notslimjim
  • Score: -23

9:17pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Ambo Guy says...

Goldenwight wrote:
Tippex, perhaps? They must use a fair amount of the stuff, because they seem to make a lot of errors...
Must've moved you on from a few doorways in your time or arrested you for begging. That would explain your hatred of them.
[quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: Tippex, perhaps? They must use a fair amount of the stuff, because they seem to make a lot of errors...[/p][/quote]Must've moved you on from a few doorways in your time or arrested you for begging. That would explain your hatred of them. Ambo Guy
  • Score: 29

9:24pm Fri 22 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

Ambo Guy wrote:
Goldenwight wrote:
Tippex, perhaps? They must use a fair amount of the stuff, because they seem to make a lot of errors...
Must've moved you on from a few doorways in your time or arrested you for begging. That would explain your hatred of them.
No hate was expressed, so your comprehension issues and prejudice are exposed yet again.
[quote][p][bold]Ambo Guy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: Tippex, perhaps? They must use a fair amount of the stuff, because they seem to make a lot of errors...[/p][/quote]Must've moved you on from a few doorways in your time or arrested you for begging. That would explain your hatred of them.[/p][/quote]No hate was expressed, so your comprehension issues and prejudice are exposed yet again. notslimjim
  • Score: -55

9:26pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Cheese Rolls says...

Why was there a container with an 'unknown substance' in an office in a police station? makes no sense.
Why was there a container with an 'unknown substance' in an office in a police station? makes no sense. Cheese Rolls
  • Score: 1

9:29pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Ambo Guy says...

Oh dear think I've upset Stevo (everybody likes to see an upset troll though!!)
Oh dear think I've upset Stevo (everybody likes to see an upset troll though!!) Ambo Guy
  • Score: 20

11:41pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Valentinian says...

It will be the urination of the Police Officers career when it gets out....
It will be the urination of the Police Officers career when it gets out.... Valentinian
  • Score: -15

11:46pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Valentinian says...

notslimjim wrote:
Ambo Guy wrote:
Goldenwight wrote:
Tippex, perhaps? They must use a fair amount of the stuff, because they seem to make a lot of errors...
Must've moved you on from a few doorways in your time or arrested you for begging. That would explain your hatred of them.
No hate was expressed, so your comprehension issues and prejudice are exposed yet again.
You have to understand that he is Billy no mates... Lives on here and hasn't contributed anything to any discussion...ever. Ambo is a sad WANNABEE... And about as qualified to drive an ambulance as I am lol...

I see we have not had a statement from plod... We would know everything if it was at a standard office block...through the ...'sources' or twitter feed.
[quote][p][bold]notslimjim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ambo Guy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goldenwight[/bold] wrote: Tippex, perhaps? They must use a fair amount of the stuff, because they seem to make a lot of errors...[/p][/quote]Must've moved you on from a few doorways in your time or arrested you for begging. That would explain your hatred of them.[/p][/quote]No hate was expressed, so your comprehension issues and prejudice are exposed yet again.[/p][/quote]You have to understand that he is Billy no mates... Lives on here and hasn't contributed anything to any discussion...ever. Ambo is a sad WANNABEE... And about as qualified to drive an ambulance as I am lol... I see we have not had a statement from plod... We would know everything if it was at a standard office block...through the ...'sources' or twitter feed. Valentinian
  • Score: -15

10:57am Sat 23 Aug 14

Goldenwight says...

Amazing- given the number of actual VIEWINGS of this piece, there seem to be around 80% negative recommendations!

NOBODY is reading it- those sad little introverts who have nothing better to do thatn nog on multiple times and make negative recommendations take note. Oh, and by the way, you all have tiny vestigial penises.
Amazing- given the number of actual VIEWINGS of this piece, there seem to be around 80% negative recommendations! NOBODY is reading it- those sad little introverts who have nothing better to do thatn nog on multiple times and make negative recommendations take note. Oh, and by the way, you all have tiny vestigial penises. Goldenwight
  • Score: -8
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