Properties were at risk of flooding in Chingford this morning. Authorities have been at the scene throughout the day to try to prevent homes being flooded. The water has now subsided.
Firefighters are assisting with flooding in Chingford. At its peak, the flood water was 600 millimetres deep on Lower Hall Lane, but levels are subsiding. The water has not affected any homes, but crews have laid sandbags around a local electrical station as a precaution.
Four fire engines, two fire rescue units and 36 fire fighters and officers are at the scene.
A mother has described an attack on her and her two-year-old son as "frightening".
In a statement released by British Transport Police today, the victim, who wished to remain anonymous, said:
Police are appealing for information regarding the assault of a 30-year-old woman carrying her pushchair, which left her two-year-old with a fractured collarbone at Highams Park station.
Detective Constable Gerry Hughes from the British Transport Police said:
British Transport Police has released images of a man, who is believed to have assaulted a 30-year-old woman carrying a pushchair, which left her two-year old son with a fractured collar bone at Highams Park station, in Chingford on June 23.
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police (BTP) on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference B9/LNA of 24/06/2013. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
A coroner has ruled that a man who tried to break up a fight and later died was 'unlawfully killed'.
David Joslin was knocked unconscious in Chingford in December 2009 and died in hospital.
No one has ever appeared in Court but as Rags Martel reports, David's father hopes the police investigation will now re-open.
Four people have been arrested after a 15 year old was stabbed in Chingford this morning.
Emergency services, including the Air Ambulance, were called to Billet Road just after 11am where the boy was found with a number of wounds to his body.
He was taken to hospital, but his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.