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Orpington: Premier Inn evacuated as man taken to south London hospital

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A man has been taken to hospital after an incident at the Premier Inn hotel last night (December 29) in Orpington.

Police were called at 10:15pm following reports of concern for the welfare of a man.

A man, in his 30s, was detained under the Mental Health Act.

The man was treated at the scene and taken to a south London hospital.

Officers say the building was evacuated as a precaution.

No injuries were reported.

Police confirm that they were called to the Premier Inn hotel at the Walnuts Centre in Orpington.

Orpington High Street (photo: Steve Sangster)

The London Ambulance Service also attended the scene at 10.19pm.

Orpington Police tweeted that reports of a chemical incident are incorrect.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 10.19pm yesterday (29 December) to reports of an incident inside a hotel near Orpington High Street.

“We sent a number of resources including an ambulance crew, a paramedic in a fast response car and an incident response officer.

“We treated a patient at the scene and took them to hospital.”

A Met Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at 22:15hrs on Wednesday, 29 December following concerns for the welfare of a man at a hotel in The Walnuts, Orpington.

“The building was evacuated as a precaution. No injuries were reported.

Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service.

“A man, aged in his 30s, was detained under the Mental Health Act and taken to a south London hospital.”

Orpington Police (@MPSOrpington) tweeted: “You may have seen a large number of emergency vehicles on Orpington High Street last night.

“We were responding to concerns for a man who was later detained under the Mental Health Act.

“Reports about a chemical incident are incorrect.

“No injuries were reported.”

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