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Four 'Taken Ill' At London Bridge

Tuesday 29th January 2013

At least 40 emergency vehicles are at London Bridge Station after four people were taken ill.

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Image: Taken from the offices of the Mental Health Foundation

The London Fire Brigade, Met Police and London Ambulance Service were all in attendance at the station.

The Met Police confirmed that passengers had been taken ill, but would not confirm any further details. They tweeted: "Police are in attendance at London Bridge station after four people were taken unwell.

"At this stage there is nothing to link the four people taken unwell at London Bridge Station."

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Image: @Scottsman1978

Rumours swept Twitter of a gas leak, but the London Fire Brigade denied this, saying: "There was no gas leak at London Bridge and the incident is over for us. We carried out a sweep of the station before giving the all clear."

The emergency services are believed to have originally treated the incident as chemical-related, but confirmed this turned out not to be the case.

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LBC reporter Kath Stanczyszyn revealed: "Southern Trains say several people were taken ill at London Bridge, believed to be from unrelated illnesses.

"This is not unusual at rush hour."

The London Ambulance Service told LBC 97.3 that the people were taken ill due to the mild weather today and three of the four have been taken to hospital as a precaution.

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