UPDATE: The road has now reopened. 

Police say people are no longer required to keep their windows and doors closed as a precaution.

"Thank you for your patience while we responded to this incident," West Mercia Police add.

A reporter at the scene has spoken to Fire Service Group Commander Stuart Crebbin who says that the incident caused by people carelessly mixing household chemicals.
"The lesson is, always read the label," he tells us.

It is understood the chemicals came from a Land Rover and the people in the vehicle fled the scene.

A resident of the road, who did not want to be named, said: "They came round and told us to shut our doors and windows, they said something about chlorine.

"It's a windy day so I wasn't too flummoxed."

Another resident speculated the chemicals were being mixed to make weedkiller.


POLICE are dealing with a major incident that has led to the closure of a Malvern road.

West Mercia Police has tweeted that a substance in a canister has leaked in Spring Lane, and they are advising to keep doors and windows in the immediate area closed.

An eyewitness has told us there are six police cars, and several ambulances at the B&Q car park.

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Firefighters are also at the scene, and are advising to keep away and plan an alternative route away from Spring Lane.

Superintendent Damian Pettit said: "We have a multi-agency approach to the current incident in Spring Lane in Malvern.

"A substance has leaked from a canister, so we are advising members of the local community to keep their doors and windows closed.

"We currently have a road closure in place, which may cause some disruptions, so we would advise you to plan an alternate route avoiding the area.

"We are working with partner agencies to try to keep disruption to a minimum. We will update you further."