Police in south-east England are investigating a mysterious gas cloud that appeared for several hours over the Sussex coast at the weekend.
First reports of the haze came from Birling Gap beach, between Eastbourne and Seaford, on Sunday (August 28). Around 150 people have since sought medical treatment for irritation of the eyes and throat, but no serious injuries have been reported.
Still affected by the gas cloud? See here for advice from Public Health England. Thankfully, nobody seriously hurt. https://t.co/lRoIFHkxv8— Sussex Police (@sussex_police) August 27, 2017
Patients were initially given a full decontamination treatment, but this was later ruled unnecessary.
Local residents are being advised to stay indoors, with their windows closed.