Hackney Council: there was no time, we just had to get people out

Andrew Sissions from Hackney Council tells ITV London that the properties on Amhurst Road were deemed to be so dangerous that they had to pull people out of a restaurant in the middle of their meals.

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Terrace demolition begins

The demolition of part of an east London terrace gets underway today after cracks in the building were spotted over the weekend. Workers are also trying to retrieve treasured possessions from homes.