Hampshire 'hazardous materials incident' probed

Hedge End is about six miles east of Southampton city centre. Credit: Google Maps

Rescue services said they are investigating a suspected "hazardous materials incident" at a shopping centre in Hampshire.

The Hedge End retail centre was evacuated after the alarm was raised at about 5pm today.


Gas leak at shopping centre

Emergency services have said there is no further risk to the public after a gas leak from a refrigeration unit at a shopping centre in Southampton. 62 people had been seen by paramedics but only one person was taken to hospital as a precaution.