800 people evacuated after major gas leak near Cadbury

Around 800 people have been evacuated from the scene of a major gas leak in Bournville, Birmingham.

Crews were called to the site, near the Cadbury factory, around 2pm on Wednesday (28 August).

Cadbury World have confirmed that the gas leak is not connected to their site.

The gas leak was caused by workmen accidentally damaging a pipe during routine maintenance.

The fire service are currently gathering outside Cadbury World.

The chocolatiers have confirmed that production is continuing.