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Update: Large cordon in place after ‘major gas leak’ in Walworth

Residents have been evacuated, trains suspended and a large cordon put in place after a ‘major’ gas leak in Walworth this morning.

The leak, which was discovered this morning shortly before 10am, is believed to be coming from a manhole on Manor Place.

Trains have been suspended on lines through Elephant and Castle to Herne Hill while emergency services are responding.

Homes and businesses have also been evacuated as a precaution, with Manor Place and Crampton Street both shut off.

Although Walworth Road remains open, people are advised to avoid the area unless ‘absolutely necessary.

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It is believed the leak could take several hours to fix.

In the meantime, The Castle Centre has opened its doors to anyone affected.

 

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