An elderly man was taken to hospital after coming into contact with a chemical powder in Horsham this afternoon (Sunday, December 27).
The 76-year-old man was treated by specialist teams after coming into contact with mercuric iodide at a property on Mill Bay Lane.
Emergency services were called to the scene at around 1.15pm and police closed the road up to the junction with Worthing Road.
A cordon has been put in place as a precaution whilst specially trained officers ensure the scene is safe and secure.
Inspector Andy Sanford said: “We are not treating this as a suspicious incident and there is no risk to members of the public.
“The cordon and road closure are temporary, precautionary measures and should be lifted later this afternoon.”
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