THE McDonald's drive through fast food restaurant in Taunton is currently closed following a gas leak scare.

Fortunately it was a false alarm, although the Heron Gate outlet at Hankridge remains closed until engineers are able to restore the gas supply.

A McDonald's spokesman said: "We were forced to close our Heron Gate restaurant in Taunton this morning due to a suspected gas leak.

"Engineers have since confirmed that there is no leak or danger to our staff or customers.

"However we are awaiting further assistance to reinstate the gas supply so that we can re-open the restaurant.”