HOMES in Bristol have been evacuated after a “suspicious” explosion at a property.

Emergency services were called to the St Paul’s area of the city shortly after 2am today following the blast.

A number of neighbouring properties in the St Nicholas Road area were evacuated as a precaution.

However, no injuries have been reported.

Officials from Avon and Somerset Police said: “An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the incident.

“However, at this early stage, we are treating it as suspicious.”

Firefighters and paramedics were also called to the scene, and gas and electric engineers have also attended.

Road closures have also been put in place.

More to follow…

By editor2