Four people taken ill at London Bridge station

10:20 29 January 2013

Four people were taken ill at London Bridge Station this morning, but reports of a chemical leak in the area have been dismissed.

Police, ambulance and fire crews were called the scene shortly after 8.30am today.

Two of the patients were taken ill at the London Bridge underground station while the other two were reported ill on the mainline platform.

Three were taken to hospital by ambulance for further treatment.

Commuters were reporting on social media that there was a chemical leak in the area but the London Fire Brigade dismissed such fears after carrying out a full sweep of the area and giving it the all-clear.

Twitter user @LucindaStump tweeted: “I count 15 police cars, 3 ambulances and 6 fire engines, anyone know what’s going on at London bridge? #londonbridge”.

She wrote again a couple of minutes later, saying: “#londonbridge just been told there’s a chemical leak. Sounds nasty...”

But Network Rail, which operates the station, said there was nothing to link those who had fallen ill.

A spokesman said: “There have been reports of a small number of people being taken ill in or near London Bridge station.

“The advice we have been given from the emergency services is that these are separate incidents and are unrelated. The station is open and trains are running as normal.”

The Metropolitan Police earlier tweeted: “At this stage there is nothing to link the four people taken unwell at London Bridge Station.”

The London Ambulance Service said two ambulances, a single responder in a car, and its hazard area response team attended the scene.

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