Officers are currently in attendance in Brook Street, Luton dealing with a suspicious incident.
A call was received at approximately 2.40pm this afternoon from a member of the public reporting there was a strange smell in the area and that a number of residents complained of feeling unwell.
While investigations are carried out residents in Brooks Street have been evacuated and several roads have been closed. These are:
• Brook Street
• Hillside Road
• Cromwell Road
• New Bedford Road
• Hucklesby Way
Members of the public are asked to avoid the area.
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