A PUB has been evacuated after a car crash caused a gas leak in the city centre. 

People in the Lion and Lobster pub in Sillwood Street, Brighton, have been evacuated after the car crashed into a house in Bedford Place. 

Nearby roads in the area have been closed off after it was discovered the crash caused a gas leak. 

The Argus:

Residents in nearby houses have also been evacuated and witnesses report a strong smell of gas in the area.

A Brighton and Hove bus has parked nearby to provide shelter for those who have been evacuated. 

A spokesman for Sussex Police said officers are working with East Sussex Fire and Rescue at the scene. 

The Argus:

He added that there are no reported injuries.