June 18 2013 Latest news:
by Flora Drury
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Police have declared a siege in Tottenham after a man threatened to blow up the flat he was being evicted from.
Bailiffs – with help from the police – were trying to evict the man from his Somerset Close home when he allegedly poured petrol around the flat and threatened to set fire to it at about midday today.
Police declared the situation to be a siege, evacuating 20 properties in the immediate area and calling the fire service.
About 25 firefighters are on the scene while the police try to negotiate with the man.
More to follow.