Kent

Gas leak in Sittingbourne treated as suspicious

A gas leak that sparked an alert in Sittingbourne is being treated as suspicious, police have said.

Emergency services were called to a leak at a derelict property in Burley Road at 1230 BST.

Kent Police placed a 100m (328ft) cordon around the house for three hours and residents were told to avoid the area.

A force spokesman said crime scene investigators and engineers from EDF Energy are visiting the property.

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