Cops lock down area near Glasgow Christmas market after 'explosion'

Cops lock down area near Glasgow Christmas market after 'explosion' <i>(Image: Newsquest)</i>
Cops lock down area near Glasgow Christmas market after 'explosion' (Image: Newsquest)

Cops have locked down an area near a Glasgow Christmas market after a report of a gas explosion.

Officers are on the scene at St Enoch Square in the city centre which has been cordoned off.

Howard Street is currently closed, and drivers are being urged to use another route, while access to the car park on Howard Street is available via Jamaica Street.

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A Traffic Information bulletin reads: Due to a police incident, Howard Street has been closed from Stockwell Place to Dixon Street.

"The street will remain closed until further notice.

"Access to car park in Howard Street above Matalan is available via Jamaica Street.

"Drivers are advised to use an alternate route."

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Cops have confirmed that they were responding to a report of an exploded gas canister in St Enoch square.

Plainclothes officers were seen directing people away from the area.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were made aware of an explosion involving a gas canister at St Enoch Square in Glasgow around 11am on Monday, December 5.

“Emergency services are currently at the scene and the area has been closed off while work is ongoing to establish the full circumstances.”