UPDATE: Road cordoned off after metal thieves cause gas leak in derelict Peterborough pub

Police cordoned off a Peterborough street last night after thieves caused a gas leak in a derelict pub.

Wednesday, 17th May 2017, 10:16 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:43 pm
The scene in St Paul's Road. Photo: Nilesh Patel

Emergency services were called at 9pm to St Paul’s Road, New England, to a gas leak in the former Northfield pub.

The road was cordoned off at its junction with Vere Road for about an hour and a half while fire crews gained access to the building.

National Gird attended too to make the scene safe.

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After investigation, it appears the gas leak was caused by the theft of copper piping.

Anyone with information about the theft should contact police on 101.