A ruptured gas pipe which blazed fire into the air last night has closed a road in Buxton in Derbyshire.
Emergency services were called to a wooded area close to Charles Street at about 12.20am this morning to reports of a fire.
There they found the ruptured pipe which had caused a fire reaching several feet into the air.
Police say gas engineers are at the site working with the emergency services and there is not thought to be a risk to other properties. There is no evacuation in place.
The Aldi supermarket, which is near to the ruptured pipe, will remain closed today. There is also a partial closure to railway services in Buxton as part of the line passes close to the affected site.
A Derbyshire police spokesman said:
“There will be an impact on people driving into Buxton due to the site being in the town centre. Anyone planning to visit the Aldi store will not be able to and should plan alternative arrangements. “We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause and are working together with gas engineers and the fire service to get it sorted as quickly as possible.”
Anyone who may be affected by the railway closure should check with the rail operator for any disruption.
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Jake Grimshaw, from South Mews, Buxton, will remain in custody before appearing in court on Monday.
The attack took place at around 4.40pm, when officers were called to a disturbance on Fairfield Road.
A 36-year-old man was then taken to Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.
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The family of the inspector had organised and co-ordinated searches in areas of the Derbyshire peaks not yet covered by police or Mountain Rescue in their structured approach.
Police have recognised the efforts of the volunteers, after the body was found on the Grouse Moor by two friends of the family, who immediately notified nearby police officers.
The Derbyshire Constabulary have offered their condolences to the family.
Police have formally identified the body found in the Goyt Valley in Derbyshire as missing policeman, Tim Frohwein.
The 48-year-old went missing from his Buxton home last Sunday, and police yesterday found the body in the location where the officer was believed to have gone walking.
Police searching for missing policeman, Tim Frohwein, have found a body in the Goyt Valley area of the Derbyshire peaks.
The body is yet to be identified, but police believe it to be that of the 48-year-old from Buxton.
Police searching for a 48-year-old missing policeman in Derbyshire have found a body.
Although the body is yet to be identified, it is believed to be that of Tim Frohwein, who went missing from his Buxton home on Sunday.
Police searching for a fellow policeman missing in Derbyshire say they have found the body of a man.
Mountain Rescue Teams have been searching the Goyt Valley near Buxton after 48-year-old Tim Frohwein went missing from his home last Sunday (17 November).
The body was discovered by officers at around 1pm today but it is yet to be formally identified.
They also said they not believe there to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.