Serious injury at Leicester substation prompts warning

Police have warned the public of the dangers of tampering with equipment at electrical substations after a man was seriously injured in Leicester.

Two men suffered injuries following an explosion at the substation on Constitution Hill on Sunday morning.

One man is critically ill in hospital while the other has been discharged.

A 49-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the blast and has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

'Dangerous act'

Det Sgt Ian Lewis, of Leicestershire Police, said: "The full circumstances surrounding the incident are still being investigated but police are looking into the possibility that the intention was to steal metal from the station.

"This is an incredibly dangerous act and could lead to someone losing their life."

Electricity was cut to many homes and businesses in the surrounding area for a number of hours after the blast.

Anyone with information about the explosion is asked to contact the Leicestershire force.

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