A WOMAN was arrested at the weekend following an incident in a Moorlands village. New Road in Tean was closed for several hours on Friday evening after the emergency services were called to a report of an unidentified liquid being put through a letterbox. The incident saw four people being assessed by paramedics and also firefighters wearing breathing apparatus assessing the area.
It was discovered that there was no trace of harmful materials and a woman was arrested on suspicion of harassment.
A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “Police officers were called to a property on New Road in Tean at 4.50pm on Friday (February 14) following a report of an unidentified liquid being put through a letterbox.
“Emergency services attended and a road closure was put in place as a precaution.
“An investigation by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service found no evidence of a harmful liquid at the scene, and the cordon was lifted.
“Officers would like to thank local residents for their patience and co-operation during this time.
“A 37-year-old woman from Stoke-on-Trent was arrested on suspicion of harassment – put in fear of violence, and released under investigation pending further enquiries.”
A spokesman for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that they attended the incident.
They told the Times & Echo: “We were called to New Road in Tean at 5.15pm on Friday (February 14) to reports of a hazardous material incident.
“Crews from Cheadle, Uttoxeter and Longton attended along with a detection, identification and monitoring unit.
“When firefighters arrived they found four casualties reporting ill effects from a possible hazardous liquid and treated them until the ambulance service arrived.
“The road was closed for some time as a precautionary measure while crews wore breathing apparatus to assess the area.
“They found no trace of harmful materials.
“The crews returned the following day to carry out a ‘Safe and Well’ visit for the occupiers.”
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said of the incident: “We were called at 5.29pm on Friday (February 14) to a property on New Road in Tean.
“An ambulance and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.
“Four patients were assessed on scene but didn’t require hospital treatment and were discharged.”
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