Noxious substance alert in St Albans

POLICE are inspecting a business property in the city centre following concerns about a leak of a potentially noxious substance.

Reports were received about the Alma Road property at around 10.30am and both the fire and ambulance services are also on the scene.

Officers will be entering the property wearing protective clothing but a police spokesperson stressed that there is not believed to be any direct risk to members of the public.

Alma Road has been closed at the junction with Victoria Street and London Road whilst the incident is dealt with.