BREAKING: Explosion in North London, Police injured

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theguardian reports:

A man has suffered critical burns and three police officers have been injured in an explosion at a residential property in north-east London.

Officers were called to reports of a “man armed with a weapon” at an address in Stapleton Hall Road, near Finsbury Park, at about 11.50am on Wednesday, the Metropolitan police said.

Fire and ambulance services were also called after the “small” explosion caused “life-threatening” injuries to a man in his mid-50s inside the property.

Bailiffs were believed to have been at the property as the man was involved in an ongoing housing dispute, the force said.

“Two female police officers and one male police officer sustained injuries as a result of this incident and have been taken to hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not believed to be serious,” a Met spokesman said.

“Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident. There are no other reported injuries.”

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