Widnes warehouse worker taken to hospital

Stock image of an ambulance. (Picture: Ian Taylor) A warehouse worker was taken to hospital after collapsing in Widnes. The woman fell ill at the Tesco distribution centre on Desoto Road shortly after midnight on Saturday, May 29.

Paramedics and police attended and the patient was taken to hospital and discharged later that day as a precautionary measure. Cheshire Constabulary said there had been an unconfirmed report of the woman being involved in a “minor collision” with a truck. The combined statements of the police, Tesco and North West Ambulance Service contradict a rumour reported to In Your Area of a more serious incident resulting in grisly injury.

A Cheshire police spokeswoman said: “Officers were called to a warehouse on Desoto Road at around 12.30am on Saturday, May 29, following reports that a woman had collapsed. “A 25-year-old woman was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure and was discharged later that day. “There were reports that the woman may have been involved in a minor collision with a truck prior to the incident, although there are no witnesses to this incident.”

A Tesco spokesman said: “We are aware of a minor incident involving one of our colleagues at our Widnes Distribution Centre but thankfully no one was injured.” A NWAS spokesman said: “Two ambulances and a response car responded to an incident at the Tesco Depot on Desoto Road, Widnes, following a 999 call at 12.15am on May 29.

“A female patient was taken to hospital.”

The incident occurred in Widnes, Cheshire.