Three police officers needed medical treatment after coming into contact with a hazardous substance in Carlisle.

They were called to a property in Mayfield Avenue, Harraby, at about 8pm yesterday.

A Cumbria police spokesman said: "Inside the address what is believed to have been a pepper spray-type substance had been discharged."

The force today confirmed that three officers needed treatment after coming into contact with that substance.

Firefighters - who wore Hazmat suits to check the property - were called to the scene, along with paramedics. They made the area safe.

The police spokesman added: "There was no risk to the wider public."

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service explained: "Three police officers at the property were treated, after coming into contact with the substance. Their injuries are not thought to be serious."

Two men - aged in their 20s - were arrested and remained in custody this morning.

Anyone who can help police with their investigation into what happened should call officers on 101.