Police not treating Colwick gas tank explosion as suspicious after two people seriously injured

The explosion was reported in the area of Road Number Four on the estate. (Photo: Google)

Notts Police have said they are not treating the Colwick gas tank explosion as suspicious after two people were left seriously injured.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Road Number Four on the Colwick Industrial Estate at 10.15am on Wednesday (September 20).

Photographs showed emergency services staff close to an anaerobic digestion plant on the road.

A Notts Police spokesman said: “We’re not treating the incident as suspicious and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is now dealing with the matter in its entirety.”

Speaking yesterday (Wednesday), a Notts Police spokesman said: “We’re currently in attendance at an industrial incident at Colwick Industrial Estate.

“We received reports of a gas explosion and collapse of a tanker just before 10.15am today (Wednesday 20 September 2017). The fire and ambulance services also attended.

“We don’t believe the incident is terrorism-related. Two men have been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

“We have secured the scene and are working with partners to establish the cause of what occurred.”