Police officer injured after explosion at residence in north London

 
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A police officer has been injured after an explosion at a residential address in north London this afternoon.

The house where the explosion took place is said to be on fire, and the surrounding area has been evacuated. Emergency services are at the scene.

London Ambulance said it had assessed three patients following the incident, one of whom was a police officer. Two people were taken to hospital for further treatment.

Police were called at around 11:50 to a disturbance at a residential address in Stapleton Hall Road, N4. It is understand that bailiffs were at the address.

The Metropolitan Police said officers attended the location and, as they arrived at around midday, there was "a localised explosion within the property".

"At this early stage, police are aware of two people injured," the Met added.

"One man has sustained serious burns, and a police officer sustained an arm injury. We await further details. The address has been evacuated, but no neighbouring properties are affected at present.

"This is a live incident and all emergency services are working together to make the scene safe and to begin a thorough investigation into the circumstances."

No arrests have been made as yet.