Residents of a block of flats in east London have been told they won't be allowed back into the building before it's torn down. On Friday night fire-fighters were called after cracks appeared on the outside of the building on Amhurst Road in Hackney.
Eight people were then forced to leave their homes, which are now due to be demolished. Dan Hewitt has been at the scene.
Tenants living in a terrace in Hackney earmarked for emergency demolition after large cracks appeared in it, may have had a reprieve.
It had been feared that eight people would lose their homes and two businesses would have to shut after the building was declared 'incredibly unstable' on Friday night. But now, there could be some good news for the residents who have been made temporarily homeless.
A large section of Amhurst Road in Hackney is still closed today as work continues on the demolition of a terrace which has been deemed as unsafe after cracks appeared in its walls.
Hackney council say scaffolding is being erected today ahead of the demolition of a section of the building.
Contractors are due to enter three flats and the Raw Duck restaurant tomorrow with the aim of retrieving the belongings of those affected.
Once the first section is demolished, officials say an assessment will be carried out to determine whether the rest of the terrace, which houses four more flats and the Cirrick restaurant, can be saved.