Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Families evacuated after Cowdenbeath gas leak allowed home

Thirty two people who had to be moved from their homes following a gas leak in Fife have been allowed back in.

The incident happened near Central Park football ground in Cowdenbeath.

Members of a visiting circus discovered the leak as they were dismantling their equipment at about 20:40 on Sunday.

They were sent to bed and breakfast accommodation for the night, along with residents of Chapel Street and Rowan Street.

A police spokesman said the residents were out of their homes for about seven hours.