Northern Ireland

Fire Service deal with gas leak in Portadown

A number of buildings in Portadown were evacuated after people reported smelling gas.

The area around Thomas Street was closed for a time on Saturday morning while fire crews carried out checks. It has since reopened.

The alert came on one of the busiest days in Portadown.

The town is hosting its annual 'Country Comes to Town' event, where exhibitiors of countrywares display their produce and farmers put their animals on show.