Alarming Incident at Lewisham Police Station Brings Urgent Response - Unknown Substance Sprayed into Lewisham Police Station Custody Suite, Causing Burning Eyes

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Unknown Substance Sprayed into Lewisham Police Station Custody Suite, Causing Burning Eyes

Lewisham Police Station in London was the site of an alarming incident when an unknown substance was sprayed into the custody suite, leaving individuals complaining of burning eyes.

The incident, which unfolded at Lewisham Police Station located on Lewisham High Street in Hither Green, London, SE13 5JZ, prompted an immediate response from emergency services on Saturday evening.

London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade were alerted to the situation after individuals in the custody suite reported experiencing discomfort and irritation in their eyes following exposure to the unknown substance.

The nature of the substance and the motive behind its deployment remain unclear at this time, prompting an investigation by law enforcement officials.

Emergency medical services were swiftly dispatched to the scene to assess and treat those affected by the incident. Individuals experiencing symptoms of eye irritation were provided with necessary medical attention as a precautionary measure.

A large number of emergency vehicles were seen at the rear of the Police station hub on Saturday evening 16th MArch 2024

The incident serves as a reminder of the potential risks faced by law enforcement personnel and individuals in custody, highlighting the importance of vigilance and preparedness in responding to such situations.

Further details regarding the incident, including the identities of those involved and any developments in the investigation, are expected to emerge as inquiries progress.

A Spokesman for the Met Police said:

On the morning of Saturday, 16 March, a police officer and two members of police staff received medical treatment after becoming unwell in the custody suite at Lewisham police station.

They were in the process of dealing with three detainees who are believed to have been sprayed with a substance, believed to be a form of CS, during an aggravated burglary.

The custody suite was temporarily closed as a precaution.

At about 18:30hrs on the same day, five members of staff required medical treatment after becoming unwell with the same symptoms.

The custody suite has been closed and all detainees moved to other south London police stations.

At this stage, the two incidents are being linked.

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