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Major incident declared in Bath and Wells

We are dealing with two incidents where a number of people have been injured in Bath and Wells.

We were called at about 10.30am today (Tuesday 30 November) to reports of a number of people being injured at Bath Spa Train Station and emergency services attended immediately. A second incident has also occurred in Market Place and Cathedral Green areas of Wells at about 11.20am. At this time we are treating the two incidents as linked.

We’re aware of reports of casualties, we can’t say at this stage how many or how serious. All the emergency services are working together at the scene, and making sure that those who’re injured receive medical care.

This has been declared a major incident. We’d like to reassure the public that the emergency services have well-rehearsed plans for dealing with major incidents.

Work is still going on to establish what has happened, and could take some time before we’re in a position to confirm anything.

Cordons are in place and there is disruption to the road and rail network while emergency services. We’d ask the public to avoid both areas.

Public safety is our top priority. We ask the public to be vigilant and call 999 immediately if they see anything suspicious that causes them concern.

We’d ask the public to follow the guidance of Run, Hide, Tell as an incident is ongoing. RUN: If safe to leave, insist others leave with you – don’t take anything, just go. HIDE: If not safe to leave, find cover. TELL: Call 999, tell the police as much as you can

To keep updated on what is happening follow us on Twitter @ASPolice or visit our website. We’ll provide another update as soon as we have more information.

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