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Roads around Marylebone have been closed off following a reports of a major gas leak.

Police were called to an address in Marylebone Lane, Westminster, at 11.41am on Friday morning (November 17).

Buildings in surrounding roads has been evacuated, and road closures have been put in place as a precaution.

Members of the public and motorists are advised to avoid the area at this time.

London Fire Brigade confirmed it was called to the scene at 12.01pm, and is on standby.

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Emergency services are at Marylebone Lane following a suspected gas leak

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Emergency services at the scene

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Near Bond Street station

Police say the incident is close to Bond Street Station.

A good service appears to be running on the Tubes, according to TfL.

Restaurant in Marylebone Lane in lock down from 12.30pm to 2.30pm

Staff in the Comptoir Libanais restaurant in Marylebone Lane were not allowed to leave or allow customers in from 12.30pm to 2.30pm because of the gas leak.

The restaurant’s manager Hatem Aly said: “At 12.30pm we were told to stay inside the restaurant and not to let customers in.

“We remained in lock down until 2.30pm when we reopened.”

Gas suppliers comment

Cadent Gas has released this statement to getwestlondon:

Cadent is currently dealing with a gas escape in Marylebone Lane, London, we were called shortly before 11.30am this morning (Friday 17 November).

“A low pressure gas main has been damaged by a third party and a number of properties in the vicinity have been evacuated.

“We are working with the emergency services to resolve the situation as soon as possible.”

Fire brigade at the scene

London Fire Brigade says it was called to the scene at 12.01pm and is on stand-by while it waits for the gas authorities to isolate the supply

'400 evacuated'

There are reports of 400 people evacuated

'Avoid the area'

Statement for gas company dealing with Marylebone Lane leak

A Cadent Gas spokesman said: “Cadent is currently dealing with a gas escape in Marylebone Lane, London.

“We were called shortly before 11.30am on Friday morning (November 17).

“A low pressure gas main has been damaged by a third party and a number of properties in the vicinity have been evacuated.

“We are working with the emergency services to resolve the situation as soon as possible.”