A Northumberland school has been evacuated and forced to close following a gas leak.
Astley Community High School on Elsdon Avenue, Seaton Delaval, posted on social media to confirm the school closed at 1pm on Friday as a result of the leak.
Parents have been advised to collect their children and to avoid the school site. All pupils are confirmed to be safe.
A statement posted on the school's Facebook page reads: “Please collect your child from the front of school (Astley or Whytrig as appropriate) at 1pm.
“Do NOT come on to the school site.
“If you would like us to retain your child at school safely please phone Seaton Sluice Middle School on 0191 237 0629.
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