Seven people were taken to hospital following a chemical spillage at Oswestry Waste Paper. 

Five engines from Ellesmere, Oswestry and Tweedale Fire stations attended the chemical incident in Maesbury Road at 3.15pm on Thursday, December 6.

A West Midlands Ambulance spokesman said: "We were called to the scene in Mile Oak Industrial Estate just after 3.20pm.

"Two ambulances and two paramedic officers attended the scene, where a total of seven people received treatment.

"The patients were then taken to hospital as a precaution." 

A Shropshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said: "The crews are currently investigating a small spillage of chemical."

Following the incident, Mile Oak industrial estate was closed, with heavy traffic along on Maesbury Road.