The chemical leak that sparked a police search this morning was a discharge of pesticide, it has been confirmed.
Fire crews and police raced to a layby on the A92 north of Inverkeillor in Angus following reports that a chemical was leaking from a van.
But a police statement this afternoon said: “Police Scotland can confirm that the chemical was a pesticide. There was no risk to the public and no damage to the environment in the incident.”
The statement added: “A 62-year-old man was taken to Ninewells Hospital and later released.”