1. ITV Report

Local residents return home following house explosion

Three people have been injured in a "large explosion" that left a house in ruins. Photo: ITV News.

Officials in Leicestershire have confirmed that residents have been able to return home following a "large explosion"that left a house in ruins and injured three people early today.

A Charnwood Borough Council spokesperson said:

“The rest centre at Birstall has now closed, people have gone back into their properties if they have been able to.

We have worked with those who have not been able to return to their homes, to make sure they have somewhere to go, that has included temporary accommodation.

We would like to thank the Birstall community who have rallied around to help those affected by today’s incident.

We have had many donations of food and drink, any food and drink not used at the centre has been given to Lambourne Cafe who are kindly distributing to those affected.

If you have any concerns about family members, or you need to contact someone regarding the incident, please call Leicestershire Police on 101 and quote incident no. 64.”

– A Charnwood Borough Council spokesperson.