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Man seriously injured in Withernsea collision

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A man suffered serious injuries after being hit by a vehicle in Withernsea last night.

The incident happened shortly after midnight on Queen Street. The collision led to the road being closed for a length of time to enable emergency services to attend.

The injured man was taken by ambulance to Hull Royal Infirmary. Police say his condition is not considered to be life-threatening.

Detectives say they want to identify the vehicle - which did not stop at the scene.

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Man's body recovered from sea

An investigation is underway after a man's body was recovered from the water at Withernsea in East Yorkshire.

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Police were called at around 9am on Saturday April 15 after reports a dog walker had spotted the body in the sea.

The identity of the man is not yet known.

Anyone with information please contact the non-emergency number 101 quoting log 206 of today.

Gas restored to Withernsea

Gas supplies have been restored to Withernsea after an outage that lasted 28 hours left 3,000 homes without heating. Engineers with Northern Gas Networks have repaired the network and the pipework system now has gas flowing again.

The firm says householders can start using gas again, following the instructions in the following guide that it has issued.

Make sure all the gas appliances in the property are turned off (boiler, cooker, fire, and so on) before you try to turn the gas supply back on.

Open some doors and windows in your property for ventilation. Turn on your gas supply − give the emergency control valve (a spanner-style handle close to the gas meter) a quarter turn in either direction, setting it in line with the gas pipe. Some pipes have yellow tape to help guide you. There may be a slight hissing noise as the meter re-pressurises.

If you smell gas, turn the emergency control valve off again and call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999 immediately. Do not try to turn any appliances back on.

If you cannot smell gas, continue with the following steps.

Turn on your gas appliances one at a time according to the manufacturer’s instructions (many boilers and fires will have instructions on the inside of a drop-down flap near the controls). Start with your gas hob if you have one. It may take a little longer than usual for the gas to reach appliances and light.

If you successfully turn on your gas supply and gas appliances, you don’t need to do anything else.

If you cannot turn your emergency control valve on, or you are having difficulty turning your appliances back on, you must turn everything off again (including the emergency control valve) and call us for help on 0800 040 7766 followed by option 5.

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Thousands continue to be left without gas in Withernsea

Thousands of residents in a Yorkshire seaside town face a second night without heat or hot water after their gas was cut off. It's thought Friday night's storms have damaged Withernsea's supply pipeline.

Locals have packed an emergency incident room today for information

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Residents want information about gas supply

Residents queuing outside the emergency incident room in Withernsea Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Withernsea residents are queuing outside the sports hall this morning to find out why gas supplies to their town have been cut off.

Around 6,000 homes, businesses and care homes have been without gas, hot water and central heating since 5pm last night. Northern Gas Networks have not yet confirmed why the supply has been interrupted although it is thought water may have entered the main gas pipeline.

Inside the incident room set up to help Withernsea's 3,000 residents Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Thousands of homes without gas in Withernsea

Northern Gas Networks has confirmed that the gas supply to the whole town of Withernsea, East Yorkshire, has failed. Engineers are working to solve the problem.

“We’d like to apologise for the inconvenience caused and we will be working hard to restore the gas supply to all customers affected as soon as possible and will be providing customers with regular updates on our progress.

“We may need access to all of the properties affected to turn the gas back on and will let customers know if we need to enter their homes.

“We are working to identify any vulnerable customers in the area and ensure that they are looked after as a priority.”

– Ian Waddle Regional Manager Northern Gas Networks
The gas supply is cut off to the entire town of Withernsea Credit: PA Images

A temporary incident room has been set up at the sports hall, Hull Road, HU19 2EE, where residents can drop in and ask any questions surrounding alternative heating and cooking arrangements.

Anyone with any questions or concerns is being asked to speak to an engineer on site, drop into the sports hall or contact NGN’s Customer Care team on 0800 040 7766.

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