Residents evacuated in village north of Bedford after builder accidentally digs into gas pipe

A 100 metre cordon was put in place
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Residents were evacuated from their properties yesterday (Thursday) after a builder accidentally dug into a gas pipe.

Fire crews were called to the incident involving a domestic gas pipeline on Mill Road, Sharnbrook just after 7am.

A 100 metre cordon was put in place while Cadent engineers capped the pipeline.

A couple of hours later, residents were allowed back and the road closure was lifted.

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