World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


UK Explosion: Evening Press Briefing - Update

UK Explosion: Evening Press Briefing - Update

By Police Corporate Communication Dept

Evening Press Briefing – Chief Constable Frank Whiteley

Good evening – it’s been a long day for many people and I thank you once again for attending this final briefing of today.

Couple of emerging issues police are wanting to update you on. Firstly in relation to the site of the fire, the depot is on the Maylands Industrial estate area in Hemel Hempstead. This entire area will be closed for at least another 24 hours. Those people who work in the area are asked to make contact with their own companies and not to go anywhere near the area until advised it is safe to do so.

Also in relation to traffic matters: St Albans Road and Leverstock Green Road are now open. However roads immediately around the site remain closed to enable our response operation to continue. During the course of the afternoon several motorists have been witnessed removing cones to gain access to closed areas. In the interests of safety we are appealing for people to respect our cordons and operational boundaries.

Hemel Hempstead town centre itself

In terms of local schools: a large number of schools will be closed tomorrow across the county and people should either check www.hertsdirect.org, or www.herts.police.uk which has lists of those schools affected by these closures.

Building inspectors are now out making technical assessments about the damage and what measures are required in the return to normality.

No further casualties are being reported at this stage. Once again we would advise people in the first instance to contact NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. Equally if people feel seriously ill to make contact with out of hours GP or in extreme circumstances attend their A&E.

Once again the main message is stay in, keep windows closed and remain listening to local news programmes.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Preliminary Results: MH17 Investigation Report

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is convinced of having obtained irrefutable evidence to establish that on 17 July 2014, flight MH-17 was shot down by a BUK missile from the 9M38-series. According to the JIT there is also evidence identifying the launch location that involves an agricultural field near Pervomaiskyi which, at the time, was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. More>>

ALSO:

At The UN: Paris Climate Agreement Moves Closer To Entry Into Force

The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More>>

ALSO:

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>

ALSO:

Other Australian Detention

Gordon Campbell: On The Censorship Havoc In South Africa’s State Broadcaster

Demands have included an order to staff that there should be no further negative news about the country’s President Jacob Zuma, and SABC camera operators responsible for choosing camera angles that have allegedly made the President ‘look shorter’ were to be retrained... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On A Bad Week For Malcolm Turnbull, And The Queen

Malcolm Turnbull’s immediate goal – mere survival – is still within his grasp... In every other respect though, this election has been a total disaster for the Liberals. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news