Highbury Fields incident: Ambulance service explains why emergency services were seen near park today

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The London Ambulance Service has revealed why there was a big emergency services presence in Highbury today (March 12). MyLondon contacted the service for information and was told it was to do with an incident on Highbury Crescent, Islington.

A large emergency services presence was spotted in the area at midday with people reporting fire engines and emergency response units in the area.

The London Ambulance Service was called to the scene at 12.12pm after reports of an incident on Highbury Crescent, Islington. An ambulance crew arrived at the scene along with an incident response officer and members of the Hazardous Area Response Team.

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It is currently unclear what the incident was or why the HART team was in attendance but MyLondon was told a woman was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital.

Her condition is currently unclear.

A spokesperson for the LAS told MyLondon: “We were called today (12 March) at 12:12pm to reports of an incident on Highbury Crescent, Islington. We sent an ambulance crew, an incident response officer, and members of our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART). We treated a woman at the scene before taking her to hospital.”

MyLondon has also contacted LFB for more information.

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