Police being inquiries after incident at Grays Railway Station

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BRITISH Transport Police officers were called to Grays rail station following reports of a fight.

The call came into police at 5.24pm on Thursday, 23 September.

Colleagues from Essex Police attended the scene and found a glass liquid container smashed on the floor outside the station. Officers examined the contents of the container and concluded that this was not suspicious.

A member of staff had been taken to hospital after feeling unwell. He was later discharged as it was determined that this was unconnected to the liquid container.

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Statement from Essex Police: "Police attended Grays Rail Station shortly before 5pm on Thursday, September 23 following reports of a disturbance involving a number of youths on the platform.

"Officers attended but the youths had left the scene. British Transport Police are now dealing with the incident".

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Statement from C2C: "A member of staff was checked out at hospital after the incident as a precaution. They weren’t attacked directly, but they were caught up as a bystander.

"We’re working with the BTP regarding station security, and they are putting on extra patrols".

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The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust was called at 5.16pm yesterday to Station Approach, Grays.

A rapid response vehicle and ambulance crew attended to a man, believed to be in his 30s, who had chest pain after inhaling fumes from a chemical.

He was taken to Basildon and Thurrock Hospital for further treatment.

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YT has received a report of police activity at Grays railway station.

We understand that police have sealed off the Southend-bound side of the station.

A C2C spokesperson said: "Grays: The entrance to platform 2 is currently closed. Passengers should use the subway & platform to join / exit platforms 2&3.

British Transport Police have stated: "Officers are @c2c_Rail #Grays following reports of a large group fight and a bottle with an unknown toxic liquid being thrown in the station,"

There are unconfirmed reports that a security guard may have been injured.

More follows.

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