EXPLOSION: Police and fire service statement in full
A JOINT statement from Hampshire Constabulary and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “The body of a man has been found after an explosion in Andover at about 2.30am this morning (December 27).
“The explosion caused a building collapse in King Arthurs Way, Andover.
“Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and its Urban Search and Rescue teams are continuing to search the scene.
“A number of neighbouring properties were evacuated as a precaution.
“Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service worked closely with colleagues from Hampshire Constabulary and South Central Ambulance Service.
“A joint fire and police investigation is underway.”