LYME REGIS: A mains pipe gas leak in View Road resulted in the evacuation of three flats and an unknown number of occupants on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, crews attending the scene used breathing apparatus to enter the premises.

The cause of the leak was determined to be a failed weld on a gas pipe.

Crews provided a temporary seal to the pipe before leaving the scene at around 1.50pm.

Officials from the building’s gas supply firm also attended the scene.