Somerset

Ilchester homes evacuated due to gas leak

Sixty properties in a residential street in Somerset were evacuated due to a gas leak on Friday night.

Utility firm Wales and West said the leak started in Ilchester after a car struck a gas regulator.

A 100-metre cordon was set up around Free Street by police and the fire service. The residents were moved to Ilchester Community School.

They returned home just before 2300 BST. The Wales and West spokesman said repairs were under way.

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