Bristol explosion updates LIVE – ‘Suspicious’ blast rocks street forcing emergency evacuation of homes

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Bristol explosion updates LIVE – ‘Suspicious’ blast rocks street forcing emergency evacuation of homes

A ‘SUSPICIOUS’ explosion has rocked houses in Bristol forcing emergency evacuations. Emergency services were called to the St Paul&#

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A ‘SUSPICIOUS’ explosion has rocked houses in Bristol forcing emergency evacuations.

Emergency services were called to the St Paul’s area of the city shortly after 2am today following the blast.

A number of neighbouring properties in the St Nicholas Road area were evacuated as a precaution.

However, no injuries have been reported.

Officials from Avon and Somerset Police said: “An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the incident.

“However, at this early stage, we are treating it as suspicious.”

Firefighters and paramedics were also called to the scene, and gas and electric engineers have also attended.

Road closures have also been put in place and council staff are at the scene.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

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