On the evening of Monday 11th December 2023, Manfield Road was cordoned off by Police and Fire brigade in response to an incident involving gas. SGN attended and quickly made the road safe to return to.
At around 7.30pm tonight (Monday, 11 December) we were called to reports of a concern for safety at a house in Manfield Road, Ash.
Occupants at the property are being supported by officers and healthcare partners.
There was a large emergency services presence in the area, including fire and ambulance crews. A cordon was put in place and 100 houses were evacuated to ensure the safety of residents at those properties. They have since been allowed to return to their homes and we would like to thank them for their patience and cooperation while we dealt with the incident.
Officers will remain in the area this evening while further enquiries are carried out.