VIDEO: Bournemouth club evacuated after 'tear gas released' leaving FORTY needing medical attention
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Revellers at a Bournemouth nightclub were evacuated in the early hours of this morning after ‘tear gas’ was released, leaving forty people needing medical treatment.The Cameo Club in Bournemouth was evacuated at 2am this morning (29 September) after a substance believed to be CS spray - a component of tear gas - was released during a hip-hop gig. People were complaining of itchy eyes and shortness of breath, according to police. One person was taken to hospital as a precaution. This video shows the aftermath of the evacuation:
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A Dorset Police spokeswoman said: “At 2am today, Dorset Police received a report that some type of irritant, possibly CS spray, had been released within the Cameo nightclub on Fir Vale Road, Bournemouth.
“Following a decision by management of the premises to evacuate, around 40 people were treated by the ambulance service for minor effects, such as shortness of breath and stinging eyes.
“One person was taken to hospital as a precaution.”
Rapper Yungen was performing at the club as part of a freshers’ week event. Posting on Twitter he said: “Everyone that just come to see me in Bournemouth as I’m sure all of you could see the police shut off my mic without saying anything mid performance because apparently someone sprayed pepper spray...I hope everyone’s safe”.
Police have not located the suspected irritant and inquiries are ongoing.