Police to decide on letting people back into their homes

Senior officers are due to meet at 9am this morning, to decide if residents in Newark can return to their homes.

Last night (Monday), some people who live near the explosion were briefly allowed back into their houses to collect belongings.

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Blast properties demolished

Up to six properties are being demolished and work is continuing to remove roof slates and bricks from the houses hit by a Newark blast, while forensic investigations take place. Some residents have returned home. Two bodies were found at the scene.