Tuesday 10 May 2016 10:38 am

“Hazard zone” deployed around Leadenhall Market after explosion

Leadenhall Market has been closed after an explosion, thought to be caused by an electrical fault, occurred this morning.

A 20-metre hazard zone has been put in place around the City hub and it is not clear when the area will be reopened. 

A spokesman told City A.M. it was a "small, localised explosion". 

He added: "We were called at 9:21am to a manhole cover that went bang – it didn't affect any buildings, and there have been no injuries. 

"We have put in a hazard zone, we have liaised with UK Power Networks who are also on the scene and we will be leaving shortly."