Several people ‘collapse’ at Sainsbury’s sparking evacuation of supermarket

Seven people are being treated for ‘breathing problems’ by paramedics at the scene in Longbridge.

There is a big emergency response to the incident, which West Midlands Fire Service

Categorized as ‘Hazardous Substances’ on their website.

One onlooker said: ‘The police have said there’s been an incident involving some sort of gas. 

People were on the floor gasping for air after collapsing.

‘I’ve never seen anything like it, there are emergency services everywhere. 

Students from City College have been evacuated too and a couple of other shops I think.

Students from City College have been evacuated too and a couple of other shops I think.

Locals have been urged to avoid the area as police investigate the circumstances.