Fire engines called out to Perrigo in Braunton yesterday (Monday) after acid leak in factory.

Four fire engines were called out to Perrigo in Braunton yesterday (Monday) after an acid leak in the factory.

Crews from Braunton, Barnstaple, and the environmental protection unit from South Molton found two litres of hydrochloric acid had leaked from a drum when they arrived shortly before 2.30pm.

They investigated the scene while wearing gas tight suits and breathing apparatus.

The incident was then handed over to the onsite clean up team.