Four taken to hospital as Ilford store evacuated
Four people have been taken to hospital in an ongoing incident in Ilford Town Centre.
London Ambulance Service sent its hazardous area response team to High Road, Ilford, at about 11.30am today.
Two ambulances, a single responder in a car and two duty officers were also dispatched to the scene.
Department store Primark, which held its grand opening last month, is understood to have been evacuated.
Two patients were taken to King George Hospital, Barley Lane, Goodmayes while the other two were taken to Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone.
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An eyewitness said: “A large chunk of the High Road near Primark was clogged up with people and emergency vehicles. I must have seen at least three ambulances, several police cars and three rapid response vehicles.
“A lot of shoppers were asking the police what had happened. It looked as though the paramedics were checking people inside the ambulances as I saw several people being released.”
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“It was causing a traffic jam at the back of Primark where there was a long queue of ambulances too.”
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