Police cordon off large area outside busy NHS hospital after ‘incident’

A large area outside a busy NHS hospital has been cordoned off by police this evening.

Emergency services dashed to Aintree University Hospital in Fazakerley, Liverpool.

Access to the building is extremely limited with taxi drivers told to stay away, reports Liverpool Echo .

Merseyside Police have been contacted for comment.

But photographs taken at the scene show multiple force vehicles, officers and tape. They first arrived at around 7pm, according to reports.

Some officers are seen dressed in hazmat suits, often worn by forensic units and those exposed to chemicals, in the images.

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It is likely the cordon will remain in place for most of the night.

Aintree University Hospital became the single receiving site for major trauma patients on Merseyside in 2016.

Prince William opened the expanded urgent care and trauma centre there in September 2017.

The large maternity unit there opened in 1969.

In its last Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection, the hospital was rated as "Requires Improvement".

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