A damaged gas pipe caused some worrying moments for firefighters and villagers in Wraysbury last night.

A mechanical excavator accidentally split a gas service pipe and electricity cable on a driveway in a private site at The Avenue around 6pm.

Firefighters from Langley kept the resulting gas fire contained, until teams from the appropriate gas and electricity companies arrived to do the necessary repairs.

They isolated the gas supply to the service pipe which put the fire out.

Suspected gas escapes should be reported on 0800 111 999* .

For more on digging safely around Cadent pipes visit https://cadentgas.com/help-advice/digging-safely