Around 50 residents of a block of flats that was evacuated due to a gas leak are still waiting to return home, more than 20 hours later. Around 100 people were taken to a local community centre at 2am. Firefighters have now fixed the leak, and a third of those have been allowed home. But others are still waiting for gas levels to reduce to safe levels. Elderly and vulnerable residents are being taken to hotels by Hackney Council, or are staying with relatives. Others are being given blankets at the community centre, but it's hoped more will be able to return later tonight.
Residents of Weymouth Terrace in east London are still waiting for gas to disperse from their homes, following a leak which saw them evacuated at 2am this morning. 100 people were taken to a local community centre, and Hackney Council say a third of those have now been allowed back into their homes. But safety checks are continuing, and it's not yet known if some of the evacuees may need to spend the night elsewhere.