Coventry & Warwickshire

Homes evacuated after Stratford crash causes gas leak

The site of the leak
Image caption Many residents spent the night at a nearby school

Residents are returning to their homes after being evacuated when a van crash caused a gas leak.

The incident happened in Evesham Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, at about 2300 GMT on Friday.

A 50 metre (164ft) exclusion zone was put around the site and homes evacuated because gas was leaking from the ruptured main, police said.

A 37-year-old man later went to a police station and was arrested for driving offences.

Many of the residents spent the night at Stratford-upon-Avon High School.

And residents outside the cordon area were initially warned to keep their doors and windows shut.

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