A police investigation has been launched after emergency services were called a gas leak in Sudbury at the weekend. 

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was called to the incident at the former Delphi works in Alexandra Road on Sunday, March 3. 

Two appliances from Sudbury and Long Melford attended after a call just after 9.30am. 

Police, ambulance and Cadent were also on the scene. 

A spokesman for the fire service said: "On arrival, the premises was found to have been subjected to forced entry and on further investigation a large internal gas main was found to have been damaged. 

"The damage was temporarily stopped, with a full capping later undertaken by Cadent. The gas was dispersed through natural ventilation of the building."

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Cadent confirmed emergency engineers took immediate action to cap off the supply before a repair team arrived in the afternoon to carry out further work. 

A stop time for the incident was called just after 1pm. 

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: "We are investigating the break-in at the derelict site during which a gas main was damaged which caused the leak."

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Suffolk police, quoting crime reference number 37/12076/24.