Police cordon off area between Rugby and Harborough - man taken to hospital over 'chemical incident'

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A road closure is in place but there is no threat or danger to the wider public, say police

An area between Rugby and Market Harborough has been cordoned off after a man was taken to hospital when he became unwell while mixing chemicals.

Police were called to Mowsley Road in Theddingworth, at around 12.30pm today (Monday).

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The man, who is in his 60s, was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Police say they put a cordon in place for safety reasons while emergency services attended the scene.

Is is affecting traffic in the area but there are no reports of major delays in the area.

A spokesman said: “The incident has now been contained and there is no threat or danger to the wider public.”