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Business park cordoned off and nearby residents evacuated after gas leak.

Byline: DARREN CAMPBELL News Reporter darren.campbell@trinitymirror.com

PART of a Midland business park had to be evacuated after a gas leak.

The incident happened at the Saxon Business Park, in Bromsgrove, shortly after 1.30pm on Monday.

A police cordon was set up around the site in Hanbury Road after reports a lorry had hit a gas main. Firefighters were also in attendance at the scene while gas engineers worked to resolve the problem.

Group Commander George Marshall, from Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue service, said: "We are currently dealing with an on-going incident in Bromsgrove involving a gas leak.

"All affected properties have been evacuated and a 200 metre cordon has been put in place.

"The leak has now been isolated and the emergency services are working with gas engineers to make the area safe.

"As a precaution, we encourage local residents to keep their doors and windows closed until incident has concluded."

Police confirmed nearby buildings were evacuated as a precaution before the incident was resolved by around 3.30pm.

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: "A cordon was put in place and buildings within the cordon area were evacuated as a precaution whilst services manage the leak.

"As of 3.30pm, engineers have completed their work and residents were being moved back into the area."

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