Finsbury Park is on lockdown after an 'explosion' Dramatic images after London explosion injures police officer Wed, April 19, 2017
Emergency services are near an address in Stapleton Hall Road, north-east London, where a man suffered serious burns and a police officer was injured in an explosion at a residential property
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Emergency services near an address in Stapleton Hall Road, north-east London
The blast occurred in Finsbury Park, North London, and emergency services are currently trying to quash the flames.
A London Fire Brigade spokeswoman said: "We were called at 12:03 to reports of a fire on Stapleton Hall Road. We now have six fire engines at the scene."
A Met Police spokeswoman said: "Police were called at around 11:50hrs on Wednesday, 19 April, to a disturbance at a residential address in Stapleton Hall Road N4. It is understand that bailiffs were at the address.
"Officers attended the location and, as they arrived at around midday, there was a localised explosion within the property.
"At this early stage, police are aware of two people injured. One man has sustained serious burns, and a police officer sustained an arm injury. We await further details.
"The address has been evacuated, but no neighbouring properties are affected at present.
"This is a live incident and all emergency services are working together to make the scene safe and to begin a thorough investigation into the circumstances.
"There has been no arrest."
One Twitter user, Paul Pixton, said: "Something massive is happening on my street #finsburypark #stroudgreen, some kind of altercation on street followed by loud explosion."
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