Police declare ‘major incident’ in Leicester after ‘blast’ leaves two critically injured

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MAJOR INCIDENT; Emergency services at the scene in Leicester

LEICESTERSHIRE POLICE have confirmed that there has been a major incident in Hinckley Road, Leicester after reports of an explosion at a shop.

It is reported that up to 60 nearby properties have been evacuated.

Police have advised people to avoid the area as a substantial fire is burning.

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They advise that Carlisle Street and part of Hinckley Road have been closed and all emergency services are currently dealing with this.

Six fire engines and crews are currently battling a huge blaze.

More to follow…

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