London gay pub Comptons of Soho was evacuated last night after customers and staff began smelling what police described as a “noxious substance”, according to Pink News.
“At around 7pm last night, staff and customers noticed a strong smell of something similar to gas. As a precautionary measure, the bar was evacuated and the police were called. The emergency services arrived and a short while later declared the site clear. Our staff were checked out by paramedics and although some suffered temporary breathing difficulties, they were absolutely fine a few hours later.”
The pub was reopened later that evening.
Incidents like these are not taken lightly on Old Compton Street. If you’ll remember, Comptons neighbor, the Admiral Duncan pub, was the site of a vicious nail bomb attack in 1999.