Dozens evacuated after Stoke Newington gas leak

Dozens of people were evacuated and roads sealed off after a gas leak in north London.

The London Fire Brigade was called to Green Lanes in Stoke Newington at about 1300 BST, and were still at the scene six hours later as gas workers tried to seal the leak.

More than 50 residents were evacuated from neighbouring properties as a precaution.

A temporary exclusion area has been set up, with streets blocked to traffic.

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