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Homes and businesses evacuated after gas leak in Bridgnorth High Street

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A number of people were forced to spend the night in emergency accommodation after a gas leak in Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

Residents and shops were evacuated along High Street, Bridgnorth, due to the leak at the former Nat West building, and a cordon was put into place.

Police had been advising people to avoid the area.

By late evening, gas engineers had isolated the leak and some residents were able to return home - though many reported their power was still out until late in the evening.

A small cordon also remained in place overnight meaning others had to be housed overnight by Bridgnorth Town Council while repair work was carried out.

Supt Jon Marsden, from West Mercia Police, said there had been no injuries, and thanked people in the area for their cooperation.

I am pleased to say there have been no casualties during the incident and I would like to thank the local residents for their patience and understanding the need for us to secure the leak and make the area safe.

This has involved many agencies from across the area including local authority, fire service, NHS, gas and electricity companies.

I would like to thank all those involved for pulling together to respond quickly to the incident.

– Supt Jon Marsden, West Mercia Police