TWO men who sparked a chemical scare with a white powder ended up in hospital and under arrest by the police.
Emergency services were called to a caravan in Goosey near Faringdon just after 5pm on Sunday and found the pair unwell, South Central Ambulance Service spokeswoman Michelle Archer said.
The incident was reported as a “chemical incident” to the ambulance service, and it sent an ambulance and rapid response crew, said Ms Archer.
She said men were taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford after being affected by the chemical, but were not in life-threatening conditions.
Thames Valley Police Inspector Paul Beaney described the substance as a “white powder”, but said further tests would be carried out.
Last night, he said: “They both took it and suffered the consequences.”
He said the police received a report from the ambulance service of a “chemical incident” but on arrival discovered the pair had taken the unknown substance.
Fire crews had also been rushed to the scene with equipment capable of detecting hazardous materials.Vehicles from Oxford and Faringdon attended, along with a special unit from Bicester.
The two young men were arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug, said Insp Beaney.
However they had been released by police although last night Insp Beaney did not know if they had been released without charge or on police bail while further enquiries were carried out.
- Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone’s contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.
Our top stories
8:30am Friday 31st July 2015
BOBBIES will be given more time on the beat and ‘hot spots’ of crime are to be tackled after a landmark policing review.
6:00am Friday 31st July 2015
A FORMER pub in Oxford is set to be transformed into a Caribbean restaurant after sitting empty for nearly six months.
4:31pm Friday 31st July 2015
ONE lane is currently blocked and traffic is queuing due to an accident on the M40 this afternoon.
1:10pm Friday 31st July 2015
A WOMAN has reportedly been taken to hospital after crashing into the back of a row of parked taxis in the centre of Abingdon this morning.
10:17am Friday 31st July 2015
CANISTERS containing an unknown substance have now been removed from a house in Cowley, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.
11:42am Friday 31st July 2015
A man has been charged after a woman was sexually assaulted in Sandford-on-Thames yesterday.