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Nursery closed as emergency services respond to 'chemical incident'

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A police officer stands in an ambulance at the scene at Gideon Court in Bathgate, West Lothian, after a nursery nearby was closed as a precaution following an incident. Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

A police officer stands in an ambulance at the scene at Gideon Court in Bathgate, West Lothian, after a nursery nearby was closed as a precaution following an incident. Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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A man is washed down at the scene at Gideon Court in Bathgate, West Lothian, after a nursery nearby was closed as a precaution following an incident. Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

A man is washed down at the scene at Gideon Court in Bathgate, West Lothian, after a nursery nearby was closed as a precaution following an incident. Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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A police officer stands in an ambulance at the scene at Gideon Court in Bathgate, West Lothian, after a nursery nearby was closed as a precaution following an incident. Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

A nursery was closed earlier today as a precaution following a 'chemical incident' in West Lothian, Scotland.

Emergency services including Scottish Fire and Rescue Service responded to the scene at Gideon Court in Bathgate this morning.

The street was cordoned off after a man called police to say he was unwell.

The emergency response was put in place given the "nature of the illness" the man described.

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A man is washed down at the scene at Gideon Court in Bathgate, West Lothian, after a nursery nearby was closed as a precaution following an incident. Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

A man is washed down at the scene at Gideon Court in Bathgate, West Lothian, after a nursery nearby was closed as a precaution following an incident. Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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Emergency services at the scene at Gideon Court in Bathgate, West Lothian, after a nursery nearby was closed as a precaution following an incident. Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Emergency services at the scene at Gideon Court in Bathgate, West Lothian, after a nursery nearby was closed as a precaution following an incident. Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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A man is washed down at the scene at Gideon Court in Bathgate, West Lothian, after a nursery nearby was closed as a precaution following an incident. Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Rainbow Nursery on Gideon Street was closed as the man involved was checked over by ambulance staff.

Fire services were later put on standby to assist police in their handling of the situation.

More to follow.

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A man is washed down at the scene at Gideon Court in Bathgate, West Lothian, after a nursery nearby was closed as a precaution following an incident. Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

A man is washed down at the scene at Gideon Court in Bathgate, West Lothian, after a nursery nearby was closed as a precaution following an incident. Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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A police officer stands in an ambulance at the scene at Gideon Court in Bathgate, West Lothian, after a nursery nearby was closed as a precaution following an incident. Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

A police officer stands in an ambulance at the scene at Gideon Court in Bathgate, West Lothian, after a nursery nearby was closed as a precaution following an incident. Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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A man is washed down at the scene at Gideon Court in Bathgate, West Lothian, after a nursery nearby was closed as a precaution following an incident. Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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