Stoke & Staffordshire

Yoxall gas leak fears after car crash triggers evacuation

Up to 10 homes had to be evacuated in a Staffordshire village after a car damaged a gas mains pipe.

Staffordshire Police said a collision on the B5015 at Yoxall shortly before 22:30 BST on Sunday caused a break in the pipe.

The car driver, a 55-year-old Burton woman, was later arrested.

Local people stayed in a nearby restaurant while emergency repairs were carried out before returning home at about 01:00 BST.

The woman was treated for minor injuries and subsequently arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

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