Investigation into explosion at Specsavers in Retford

An investigation is under way into an explosion at an opticians in Retford.

Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 6:33 am
Updated Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 7:32 am

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at Specsavers in Market Place yesterday afternoon and a cordon was put in place.

The explosion caused part of the three-storey building to partially collapse.

Emergency services dealt with an explosion at Specsavers in Retford yesterday
Emergency services dealt with an explosion at Specsavers in Retford yesterday

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There was also a fire inside.

Fire crews from across Derbyshire were deployed to the incident, along with police officers and paramedics.

They spent a number of hours at the scene and enquiries are being carried out.