Police are advising people to avoid Monmouth Town Centre this morning after a major fire broke out at the Peacocks store on Monnow Street.

A spokesperson for Gwent Police said:

“Monmouth Emergency services are dealing with a fire on Monnow St in Monmouth. The road is currently closed – please avoid the area and use an alternate route. Take care of the roads today.”

Surrounding buildings have been evacuated and fire crews and the police remain on the scene.