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Major incident in Leicester

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SunnySeaShell Sun 25-Feb-18 20:11:34

Not sure what it yet...

Brokenbiscuit Sun 25-Feb-18 20:12:36

Shit, I live very near Leicester. What's happening?

NorthernLurker Sun 25-Feb-18 20:13:05

Well why not wait till it is known before spreading alarm in the race to post first. angryI will be reporting this.

LondonHereICome Sun 25-Feb-18 20:13:20

Yes dd just read that out! Could be anything

SunnySeaShell Sun 25-Feb-18 20:13:45

It seems to be an 'explosion' and a fire but I don't think it's sinister...

mercurymaze Sun 25-Feb-18 20:13:53

an explosion near a londis, on twitter

SunnySeaShell Sun 25-Feb-18 20:14:05

Yes I'm sorry, will report myself

LadyMonicaBaddingham Sun 25-Feb-18 20:14:07

Gas explosion in a commercial property, apparently. Stand down, to some extent at least...

mercurymaze Sun 25-Feb-18 20:14:26

why report the thread? it's okay to talk about things as they happen surely

EllieMe Sun 25-Feb-18 20:15:46

NorthernLurker Sun 25-Feb-18 20:15:58

Sure, if something has happened. The op doesn't know what, why or where. All this will do is scare the crap out of people.

LondonHereICome Sun 25-Feb-18 20:17:07

I think there are far worse threads on MN which will 'scare the crap out of people' hmm

SunnySeaShell Sun 25-Feb-18 20:17:38

I've reported, the last thing that I wanted to do was cause alarm, sorry folks blush

MollyHopps Sun 25-Feb-18 20:18:53

"Please avoid the area" everyone and their gran pops down to the police cordon to have a look hmm

MollyHopps Sun 25-Feb-18 20:20:07

And OP, you are't scaring the crap out of anyone. You are informing them.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 25-Feb-18 20:22:11

It’s fine OP. I hear more about world events on mn than anywhere else, don’t feel bad.

GreenSeededGrape Sun 25-Feb-18 20:24:23

Ffs Northern you don't get to decide who can post what hmm

Wellysocksbox Sun 25-Feb-18 20:26:18

I don't have a news app on my phone so I rely on Mumsnet for news! flowers for you OP, some people get a bit snippy on here. No need to take the thread down.

taffett Sun 25-Feb-18 20:32:31

Thanks for informing op, no need to worry about reporting the threadthanks

Wellysocksbox Sun 25-Feb-18 20:33:49

And to be fair to the OP, something HAS happened.

AlexanderHamilton Sun 25-Feb-18 20:34:02

Dd just ran downstairs to tell me this. Hope there are no fatalities. Sounds like a gas explosion but very little details. Search & rescue underway.

AlexanderHamilton Sun 25-Feb-18 20:35:31

and it’s breaking news so why shouldn’t there be a thread.

Asiaticlily Sun 25-Feb-18 20:36:32

It looks like this was the building there before.

(no idea how old this google maps image is so it may have changed)

AvocadosBeforeMortgages Sun 25-Feb-18 20:36:57

£5 says it's a gas leak

Babyroobs Sun 25-Feb-18 20:41:20

Supermarket and flat above have been obliterated. Really hope no-one is hurt after . If this is a gas explosion then it will be the second in Leicester area in a couple of months . One in our village in December killed an elderly lady and has left many other families temporarily homeless.

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