Emergency services have rushed to the Finnieston area of Glasgow this afternoon amid reports of a large gas leak.

Homes and businesses are being evacuated and a cordon is in place on Kelvinhaugh Street.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We were altered to a report of a gas leak on Kelvinhaugh Road at around 11.40am. Emergency services are on site. 

“Residential and commercial properties within 100 metres of the cordon area have been evacuated. 

“A multi-agency operation is underway to make the area safe.”

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SGN spokesman Dan Brown said: “Our engineers are on their way to site following reports of third party damage to our gas main in Kelvinhaugh Street.

“We’ll be working to investigate the extent of the damage to our network and ensure the safety of the surrounding area.”

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said in a tweet: “We are currently in attendance at Kelvinhaugh Street in Glasgow following reports of a large gas leak.

“Firefighters are working to assist partners with the evacuation of nearby buildings as a precaution.”