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Unknown substance at home in Tilbury

Cowper Avenue, Tilbury
15/03/2018 @ 08:54
Incident Number: 73829
In attendance: 1 x Orsett, 1 x Waltham Abbey


The fire service was called shortly before 9am today (Thursday 15 March) to an address in Cowper Avenue, Tilbury where a unknown substance had been put through the letterbox.

The immediately area around the property has been temporarily cordoned off as a precaution. Tests are being carried out by officers to identify what the substance is.

This is a localised incident, and there is no wider concerns for the public.

*Update 1:10pm* We have identified the substance as a cleaning agent - there is no risk to the property, occupants or wider public. The emergency services are preparing to leave the incident now.

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