Belfast Telegraph

South Belfast homes cleared as copper thieves cause gas leak

A South Belfast house had to be sealed off after burglary caused a suspected gas leak.

Police are investigating after receiving reports of a break-in at the home in Camden Street on Sunday.

Shortly after 5.45pm it was reported to officers that the property was broken into before a quantity of copper was stolen.

"Police evacuated a number of properties in the area after a report of a suspected gas leak in the house. Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene and the area was declared safe a short time afterwards," a PSNI spokesman said.

"At this stage police believe the gas leak may have occurred as a result of the theft."

Police would appeal to anyone with any information to contact police on 0845 600 8000 or Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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