Leytonstone: Firefighters rush to latest blaze in northeast London

Y and another a blaze in the capital on Friday has caused an eventful afternoon for a wedding party who were celebrating in a restaurant garden nearby. Around 50 firefighters were called to the fire which scorched two hectares of grass at Leyton Flats on Whipps Cross Road, northeast London, just before 2pm. Thick, dark … Read more

London news: Firefighters called to blaze in Leytonstone as figures show ‘unprecedented’ rise in grass fires

F irefighters battled a blaze in Leytonstone on Thursday, reporting they have been called to more than 300 grass fires since the beginning of August. The London Fire Brigade said there have been eight times more fires in the first week of August than in the same period last year due to “tinderbox dry” conditions. … Read more

Teenager stabbed to death on busy high street in broad daylight

Police rushed to reports of the assault in High Road, Leytonstone at 2.15pm on Saturday. Paramedics found the man, believed to be in his late teens, suffering from multiple stab injuries. Despite the efforts of the police and the London Ambulance Service, he was pronounced dead at the scene. A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “His … Read more