Four in hospital as Livingston factory hit in chemical alert

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Four people are being treated in hospital after a suspected chemical leak at a seafood factory in West Lothian.

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Emergency services were called to Macrae Edinburgh in Livingston at about 2.30pm today.

Workers within the building, part of Young’s Seafood, were evacuated after the alarm was raised.

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We dispatched one ambulance, a manager and our special operations response team to the scene.

“Two patients were transported to St John’s Hospital.”

She added a further two took themselves to seek treatment.

Police Scotland were on the scene assisting with operations at the Starlaw Park industrial estate.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service mobilised four appliances and an environmental protection unit.