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Thirteen arrests after broad daylight shooting in Dalston

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Thirteen people have been arrested after a shooting in east London that left a man in hospital.

The incident happened in Ridley Road, Dalston after 2pm.

A 30-year-old man has been taken to hospital and remains in a serious but stable condition. He was shot in the leg.

Police say they have recovered a firearm.

It is believed officers are making door-to-door enquiries and police dogs are on the scene.

Buses are being diverted and the Ridley Road is closed at Dalston Lane.

Local officers attended along with an armed response unit.

A search of the area was conducted resulting in thirteen arrests being made for a number of offences.

Officers remain on scene and enquires continue.

– Met Police spokesman

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Residents told to keep windows and doors closed

Ten fire engines and 72 firefighters and officers are tackling a fire at a range of shops on Yorkton Street in Hackney.

Thick black smoke from the fire can be seen from miles and residents are advised to keep their windows and doors closed if affected.

Firefighters from Soho, Islington, Holloway, Shoreditch, Homerton, Bethnal Green, Whitechapel, Tottenham and Poplar fire stations are at the scene.

The Brigade was called at 1301. The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

– London Fire Brigade


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