• Does anyone have any more info about this? Text from my daughter's school says they are all safe and to stay away until pick up time but I am obviously concerned.
  • Video is pointless don't bother watching
  • Police press release follows below.

    Police in Haringey continue to deal with a small house explosion in Stroud Green.

    London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade are also in attendance.

    Police were called at around 11:50hrs on Wednesday, 19 April, to reports of a man armed with a weapon in Stapleton Hall Road N4.

    The suspect, a man aged in his late forties, was involved in an ongoing housing dispute.

    It is understood that bailiffs were at the address along with the man’s family.

    Officers attended the location at 11:57hrs. It would appear a short time late there has been an explosion within the address, this explosion has caused serious burn injuries to the suspect. He has been taken to hospital where he remains in a life threatening condition.

    Enquiries into the cause of the explosion are ongoing. This incident is not being treated as terrorism related.

    Two female police officers and one male police officer have sustained injuries as a result of this incident. Their injuries are not believed to be serious.

    There are not believed to be any other persons injured. Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

    The address has been evacuated as a precaution but no neighbouring properties are affected.

    Emergency services are working together to make the scene safe and to begin a thorough investigation into the circumstances.

    No arrests have been made.

    This investigation has been referred to the Directorate of Professional Standards as a matter of procedure and has also been referred to the IPCC as a matter of course.

  • Council press release

    As you may be aware, the emergency service, Council and utilities responded to an incident at Stapleton Hall Road, N4 today.

    An explosion at a property on Stapleton Hall Road took place at around 11:52hrs after reports that a resident was refusing to be evicted by bailiffs. Upon arrival there was a localised explosion which resulted in injuries to the resident (burns) of the address and a police officer (broken arm). The resident was airlifted for treatment in hospital.

    A cordon was put in place and residents evacuated from the affected properties. Two residents from the property directly affected were placed in temporary accommodation.

    Haringey Building Control attended to assess the damage to the affected structures and advise the emergency services. Power was switched off to the area until the scene could be declared safe.

    St. Aidan’s primary school in the near vicinity received a number of press enquiries and were supported by the Council Press Team. Pupils were kept inside and a reassurance message sent to parents – pupils were collected as normal at 15:15 through an alternative entrance.

    A Rest Centre was opened at Hornsey Vale Community Centre for any residents who may have been displaced. This was managed by Rest Centre Manager, Chris Vavlekis with the support of Rest Centre Volunteer, Jocelyn Weekes.

    Three residents attended the centre, of which one was able to return home later in the evening, one was able to stay with family and one required temporary accommodation and transport assistance from the council.

    At 19:09 the fire was confirmed to be out and the cordon reduced to three properties which incurred damage. Crews will return to the scene later in the evening to ensure embers have not reignited. The Rest Centre was later closed at around 20:00. National Grid and UKPN are on scene working to isolate the power and gas supply disruption to the affected property and reconnect the other 56 properties affected by the outage.

    With thanks to all those who supported the response.

    Kind regards,
  • Thanks for the updates, @RajSahota
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