Emergency services from all over Teesside descended on a property on Church Lane in Eston after a gas explosion caused injuries and forced the closure of Church Lane between Grangetown and Eston.

Shortly before 8:50pm on Monday 18th of December emergency services and firefighters from Cleveland Fire Brigade arrived on scene of a gas explosion at a property on Church Lane in Eston. While the scene is made safe the road is closed between Fabian Road and Churchill Road. A large cordon is in place for public safety.

Cleveland Police released the following statement at 10:17pm on 18th December 2023

Police and our Fire Brigade colleagues are currently in the Albert Road/Church Lane area of Eston after a gas explosion inside a house.

One person has been taken to hospital by ambulance for what are not currently believed to be life threatening injuries to his arm.

The explosion, which happened around 8.40pm this evening, was contained within the address however as a precaution and until a structural survey can take place around half a dozen properties nearby have been evacuated, with all occupants safely accounted for.

Emergency services remain on scene and we would like to thank anyone affected for their co-operation and patience

Cleveland Police

Police remain on scene and have a full closure of Church Lane in Eston just west of Middlesbrough.

It is unclear how long the road will remain closed and the area sealed off to members of the public police are urging drivers to seek alternative routes.