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People evacuated from flats in Woodford Green

Families evacuated from the block of flats Credit: ITV News: Nashreen Issa

A number of people have been evacuated from a block of flats on Liston Way in Woodford Green after a fire engulfed flats on the 10th storey of the block.

Roads cordoned off after the blaze Credit: ITV News: Nashreen Issa

So far two people have been reported injured and 12 fire crews are on the scene fighting the blaze.

A number of roads in the area have also been cordoned off. It is not yet known what caused the fire.


£20,000 boost for Great Ormond Street

Two-year-old Yasmin Parsons is being treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Credit: Andrew Parsons/i-Images/PA Wire

The family of a two-year-old leukaemia patient has raised more than £20,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Yasmin Parsons, from Woodford Green in Essex, is being treated at the hospital after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic lymphoma in August.

Her parents, photographer Andrew Parsons and writer Karen Attwood, created a blog - - which tells the story of Yasmin's treatment and aims to raise awareness of childhood cancer while raising money for GOSH.

Four in court over teen's murder

Luke Harwood. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Four people have appeared at the Old Bailey accused of the murder of a teenager found in Woodford Green.

The body of 18 year-old Luke Harwood was discovered near Broadmead Fields just over a week ago.

He had suffered several head injuries.

The three men and a woman were all remanded in custody and will appear again at the Old Bailey in September.


Woodford Green murder victim named

Luke Harwood. Credit: Metropolitan Police.

A teenager found dead in Woodford Green has been named as 18 year-old Luke Harwood from Havering.

His body was discovered by police near Broadmead Fields on Monday night.

Four men and a woman, who were arrested in connection with his death, are being interviewed by police.

A post-mortem examination is expected to take place today.

Police are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who saw a blue Fiat Punto in Courtland Close - or activity near the bridge in Chigwell Road (close to the Jet petrol station) - on Sunday or Monday.