POPULAR attraction Waterworld has been evacuated after members of the public reported worrying symptoms after their visit.

The indoor water park, located in Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent, is now closed with at least eight ambulances, three fire engines, a Hazardous Area Response Team, police and an air ambulance in attendance.

Members of the public have been urged to avoid the area after visitors reported eye and throat irritation and nausea.

Two people have since been taken to hospital, with 46 others getting treatment from ambulance staff before being discharged.

Staffordshire Police say the situation is ‘in hand’.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Waterworld was evacuated after a number of people inside began displaying minor symptoms including watery eyes, a runny nose and nausea.

"A total of 110 people evacuated from the building who were displaying symptoms were rapidly triaged by the team of ambulance medics.

"Once triaged, 46 out of the 110 people received treatment by ambulance staff on scene before being discharged.

"A man and a woman were conveyed to hospital for further checks as a precaution.

“This was a well-managed tri-service response which saw the safe and speedy evacuation of a large number of people. Thankfully no one involved was in a serious condition.

"Investigations into the cause of the incident continue.”

As of 5pm, Staffordshire Police said: "Officers remain in attendance at Waterworld.

"We continue to support colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue and West Midlands Ambulance as they assess those who have presented as unwell at the scene.

"The majority of individuals have been issued with advice by medical staff and discharged.

"The park is currently closed to visitors.

"The Health and Safety Executive has been informed along with Stoke-on-Trent City Council who are also in attendance."