A refrigerant leak was reported at Hampshire's Hedge End Retail Park last night, prompting the evacuation of staff and customers from Sainsbury's and its neighbouring Marks & Spencer store.

The evacuees were examined and one person was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

According to its website, the Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service worked in partnership with the South Central Ambulance Service and Hampshire Constabulary to make the scene safe, and has stressed that there is no public health warning.