University of Wolverhampton's Walsall campus closed 'as a precaution' amid reports of gas leak
The University of Wolverhampton's Walsall campus was evacuated as a precaution this afternoon after reports of a gas leak in the area.
Concerned residents called the fire service and a gas company about a "strong smell of gas" in the Black Country – but engineers said no issues with the network were identified.
A spokesperson for the University of Wolverhampton said the Gorway site was closed as a precautionary measure whilst investigations were conducted to ensure there were no safety issues on the campus.
They said: "No leak was found and the campus is cleared to open as normal on Tuesday.
"All students who live on campus can return and access their accommodation this afternoon as normal."
A member of staff told the Express & Star that events on the campus were cancelled and people were asked to leave without laptops.