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Woman taken to hospital after 'baby' incident outside Aldi, Duncan Road, Gillingham


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Police have confirmed that a woman was taken to hospital yesterday following a medical incident at an Aldi store.

KentOnline understands the matter involved the birth of a baby.

Emergency services at the scene

However, this has not been confirmed by the authorities or store bosses.

As reported, shoppers had to leave the supermarket in Duncan Road, Gillingham, around 1.45pm.

Witnesses said they counted up to three ambulances and five police cars at the scene.

Speaking today, a police spokesman said: "Officers were joined at the scene by South East Coast Ambulance Service and a woman was subsequently taken to a local hospital."

Aldi in Duncan Road, Gillingham
Aldi in Duncan Road, Gillingham

The ambulance service is yet to respond to requests for comment.

An area of the store's car park was cordoned off as shoppers left and it is understood the branch remained shut for the rest of the afternoon.

An Aldi spokesman said: "I'm afraid we don’t comment on incidents involving the emergency services."

Following the incident, KentOnline was contacted by several people who suggested a baby had been born.

One of them, Tina Munro, wrote: "She (the mother) was found by myself.

"She was collapsed on Gillingham Road and unconscious, awful to see."

Another customer said: "We were all asked to get our shopping ASAP as they were closing and police and ambulance were outside taping it off. I do hope everyone is OK."

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