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.

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Update on emergency demolition in Hackney

A large section of Amhurst Road in Hackney is still closed today as work continues on the demolition of a terrace which has been deemed as unsafe after cracks appeared in its walls.

Hackney council say scaffolding is being erected today ahead of the demolition of a section of the building.

Contractors are due to enter three flats and the Raw Duck restaurant tomorrow with the aim of retrieving the belongings of those affected.

Once the first section is demolished, officials say an assessment will be carried out to determine whether the rest of the terrace, which houses four more flats and the Cirrick restaurant, can be saved.

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