Pensioner suffers suspected carbon monoxide poisoning following gas leak in Stalham

Emergency services were called to the scene after the alarm was raised. Picture: ALLY McGILVRAY

Emergency services were called to the scene after the alarm was raised. Picture: ALLY McGILVRAY - Credit: ALLY McGILVRAY

Casualty treated by fire crew until ambulance arrived.

A pensioner has been rushed to hospital suffering from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning following a gas leak in Stalham.

The man, believed to be in his 80s, was found at an address in the town's Strawberry Fields after the alarm was raised today (Friday) around 2pm.

He was given first aid by firefighters until an ambulance arrived, with crews from Stalham and Martham among the first on scene.

A faulty heater is thought to be to blame for the gas leak.


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The casualty was conscious and breathing when the ambulance crew and a rapid response vehicle arrived.

His condition was not believed to be life-threatening.

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