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Firefighters close Stamford town centre for gas leak as comedian Josh Widdicombe eats pizza next door

Firefighters closed two businesses and sealed off a street for a suspected gas leak - while comedian Josh Widdicombe ate a pizza at Ask next door.

Staff at Oliver Lee hair salon in St John's Street raised the alarm just after 6pm this evening (Tuesday May 21) after they smelled gas during their regular Tuesday training evening.

Stamford firefighters responded within minutes of the call and were joined by two more crews.

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