Two Hampshire stores had to be evacuated and 62 people treated by paramedics after gas leaked from a fridge. It happened at Sainsburys in Hedge End near Southampton - as Kerry Swain reports. She speaks to eyewitness Mark Rowe and Hampshire Fire and Rescue's Mark Larrimore.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed that the gas leak yesterday in Southampton was carbon dioxide, which was emitted from a fridge.
A shopping centre in Hampshire has been evacuated tonight. More than 60 people have been treated following a suspected gas leak. One person has been taken to hospital. Sainsbury's and Marks and Spencer at Hedge End were cordoned off.
We talked to Station Commander Mark Larrinore from High Town Fire station, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.
A Hampshire shopping centre has been evacuated after a gas leak.
Sainsbury's and Marks and Spencer in Tollbar Way, Hedge End had to be evacuated as teams from the hazardous materials unit for the fire service tried to find the leak.
The alarm was raised after some shoppers and staff complained of not feeling well.
A spokesperson from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said they were not able to confirm what type of gas was involved.
They also added that all people were accounted for.
We are currently attending a suspected gas leak at the Hedge End retail park at Tolbar Way, Hedge End
Hampshire Fire & Rescue and South Central Ambulance Services say it can take up to three-days to trace next of kin. A message in a bottle can be a life saver to those that live alone or suffer from a disability or long-term health condition.
The message should be an A4 form that asks for basic personal and medication details. The form is then placed inside a small plastic bottle which is then kept in the fridge. A sticker is placed on the outside of the fridge to alert anyone that visit the property that information is in the fridge.
– Kerry Charlton, Watch Manager at HFRS
"This is a simple, free idea that can help so many people, that’s why along with South Central Ambulance Service Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is backing the scheme 100 per cent."
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service have rescued a 6-week-old kitten after it became trapped in an "underground wall cavity" in a property in Millbrook in Southampton.
It took specialist officers just under 2 hours to retrieve the kitten.
It's not known how it came to be stuck in the cavity.