Chemical spillage forces newly-opened leisure centre to be evacuated

Fire crews outside Mildenhall Hub after the spillage

Fire crews outside Mildenhall Hub after the spillage - Credit: Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

A leisure centre in Mildenhall was evacuated following a chemical spillage in its plant room.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service received a callout to Mildenhall Hub, in Sheldrick Way, at 10.30am on Sunday.

A spokesman for the fire service confirmed five engines were at the scene of the spillage, while a further six appliances are on standby.

However, a stop was called shortly after 2pm after the spillage was contained.

Mildenhall Hub, which is home to an Abbeycroft Leisure gym, swimming pool, library and school, has gradually opened in recent weeks as part of a scheme to bring a number of public services under one roof.

The centre's official opening is due to held on Friday.

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