Posties’ chemical scare
MORE than 100 workers were quarantined for four hours after a major chemical alert at a Royal Mail sorting office.
Police, firefighters and paramedics were called to the building after an unknown substance was detected. It is believed a radiation alarm sounded in the building’s loading bay and chemical traces picked up by a handheld device.
All 120 workers at the site were evacuated to the car park till 8pm, when they were told it was safe to go.
Specialists were last night still investigating.