Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service attend incident in Elizabeth Jennings Way in Oxford

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service have been supporting Thames Valley Police and South Central Ambulance Service at the scene of an incident in North Oxford. Two fire appliances and Detection Identification & Monitoring equipment as well as specialist officers were sent to Elizabeth Jennings Way this morning.

Thames Valley Police have issued the following statement:

Officers were conducting a routine arrest at a property in Elizabeth Jennings Way, Oxford this morning at 5.16am.

They were made aware by the occupant of a potential chemical hazard and precautions were taken as a result.

The property was evacuated but at this time there are no reports of any members of the public being injured.

Seven officers were affected by the substance which caused some of them minor irritation and two are being kept in hospital overnight. The only people affected are the officers and arrested person.

The property is safe. Officers are attending and continue with their search and investigation and it is hoped that residents will be allowed to return during the course of the day.

The incident is not being treated as terrorism-related.

The man arrested, a 34-year-old from Oxford, is in police custody on suspicion of harassment without injury.