27 November 2019 16:34
Hundreds of people have been evacuated in the city centre following a suspected gas leak. Talbot Street has been closed from the junction of Canning Circus to the junction of Clarendon Street. Nottinghamshire Police were called just after noon on Wednesday (November 27). Officers said a number of properties in the area had been evacuated "in relation to a gas leak". Severe delays are expected to traffic and a cordon is in place.
Nathan Patesel, 21, a Nottingham Trent University student, who lives in student block Nova, in Talbot Street, said: "The fire alarm was going off and we had to get out. "We could smell gas outside. It reeked of it, it was really strong. "There are well over 500 people [in Nova] and whoever was in there had to get out." Follow this page for live updates. With the General Election approaching we want to give you all the results and reactions as they happen.
Join our new WhatsApp service to receive breaking news alerts throughout the night by texting ELECTION to 07790586202. The first messages will go out December 12 after polls close. Nottinghamshire Police is currently in attendance in Talbot Street, Nottingham city centre, after reports of a gas leak in relation to maintenance works being carried out at the time. Officers were called at 12 pm today (Wednesday 27 November). A police cordon is currently in place, with a number of road closures in the area. A number of properties have been evacuated as a precaution. We will issue further information as soon as it is available. Roads closed are Talbot Street Eastbound from A610 Alfreton Road to Clarendon Street. The road is closed on the one-way system is closed from Canning Circus.