HOMES and businesses are being evacuated in the West End amid a gas leak.

The incident is taking place on Kelvinhaugh Street, Finnieston, and it is understood the leak occurred from a new residential building in the process of being built.

Police, fire crews and engineers have rushed to the area to make the street safe.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We were altered to a report of a gas leak on Kelvinhaugh Road at around 11.40am. Emergency services are on site. 

“Residential and commercial properties within 100 metres of the cordon area have been evacuated. 

“A multi-agency operation is underway to make the area safe.”

Police began to evacuate residents and businesses at around 12.30pm, and have advised some in the area affected that they will be unable to return to their homes until 8pm this evening as a precaution.

It was confirmed to The Evening Times that there has been no injuries or fatalities.

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SGN spokesman Dan Brown said: “Our engineers are on their way to site following reports of third party damage to our gas main in Kelvinhaugh Street.

“We’ll be working to investigate the extent of the damage to our network and ensure the safety of the surrounding area.”

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said in a tweet: “We are currently in attendance at Kelvinhaugh Street in Glasgow following reports of a large gas leak.

“Firefighters are working to assist partners with the evacuation of nearby buildings as a precaution.”