10.20pm, 3 September 2015

A spokesman for Sheffield City Council said: “People affected by today’s gas leak in the Oakbrook Road area of the city are now starting to return home.

“Our colleagues at the National Grid are currently organising a phased return, with  people living in Cruise Road, Frickley Road and Fulney Road being able to return first.

“Next, residents of Oakbrook Road and Westwood Road will be able to go home.

“We would like to thank all those residents who were affected, who have been very patient on what has been a very long day for many.”