CREWS have started to search the wreckage of a house destroyed in an explosion during the early hours of this morning.

At shortly after 12pm emergency services held a meeting to discuss the way forward after a man’s body was pulled from the ruins of the property in Launcelot Close.

The team then began to search the rubble to determine whether anyone else is trapped inside the debris.

The search started as gas engineers worked on the lines outside the homes to make them safe.