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Upper Street Greek takeaway Holy Pitta destroyed in ‘arson attack’

PUBLISHED: 15:19 05 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:26 05 February 2018

Holy Pitta was badly damaged in a fire last night. Picture: @n12x0

Holy Pitta was badly damaged in a fire last night. Picture: @n12x0

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Police believe a fire that destroyed a Greek takeaway in Upper Street last night was suspicious and are treating it as arson.

Police believe the fire was the result of arson. Picture: @n12x0 Police believe the fire was the result of arson. Picture: @n12x0

Holy Pitta, opposite Islington Green, went up in flames in the early hours of this morning. It has remained taped off today with forensics officers combing the burnt-out shop for evidence.

The takeaway was closed at the time of the blaze, but medics treated a man and a woman at the scene.

Officers were called just before 2.10am and Scotland Yard say an arson investigation has been launched. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is requested to call police on 101 quoting reference CAD503/5Feb. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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