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Man arrested after Rothley gas substation crash

Some local residents were evacuated as the emergency services dealt with a collision in Rothley involving a gas substation.

Officers were called at around 6.30am on 1st January to a report of a single vehicle collision in The Ridings.

The vehicle, a black Peugeot, collided with a gas substation while the driver of the vehicle made off from the scene.

A 33-year-old man has since been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in police custody.

Officers attended to support colleagues from Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service who were at the scene responding to the incident.

The Ridings as well as number of surrounding roads were closed and have since been reopened. A cordon remains on at the substation while gas engineers continue to carry out their work.

A small number of residents in nearby properties were evacuated as a precaution and have since been advised they can return home. Anyone living locally was advised to stay indoors with their windows closed. This advice no longer applies.

All agencies involved worked as quickly as possible to resolve the situation and we would like to thank those affected for their patience and understanding while this necessary work was carried out.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact police on 101 quoting incident 226 of 1 January.

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