Manchester

Warning over chemical incident at Wigan factory

People living near a plastics factory in Wigan were warned to stay indoors after fire crews were called to investigate a chemical incident.

Staff at Astropol Limited in Wetherall Close in Hindley Green, Wigan, noticed a chemical was reacting at the site on Tuesday.

Greater Manchester Fire Service was called at about 1130 BST and established the incident was low risk.

It was brought under control by 1500 BST.

Fire officers later told residents there was no need to stay inside or to keep their doors and windows closed.

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