VIDEO: Emergency services called to explosion in Crawley

A woman in her 50s has died following an explosion at a house in Pound Hill, Crawley, this afternoon (December 31).

Several roads are closed and emergency services are at the scene in Banks Road.

Sussex Police has asked drivers to avoid the immediate area for the time being while the scene is examined.

The explosion is not believed to be suspicious.

A police spokesman said damage was confined to the interior of the house and no other premises had been affected.

The spokesman added: “A woman in her 50s was taken from the house, treated by paramedics but has sadly died at the scene shortly afterwards.

“There is not believed to have been anyone else in the house.”