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Holloway Road fire: Old record shop goes up in flames days after drugs raid

PUBLISHED: 17:21 13 February 2017 | UPDATED: 17:27 13 February 2017

The fire started at 6.30am on Saturday morning. Picture: Stephen Kent

The fire started at 6.30am on Saturday morning. Picture: Stephen Kent

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An abandoned record shop in Holloway Road went up in flames on Saturday morning – less than 48 hours after police stormed the building in a drugs raid.

Fire crews were called to the old Metro Music store opposite Holloway Road Tube station at 6.30am.

No one was injured in the blaze, which took 35 firefighters almost two hours to bring under control.

On Thursday, the Highbury police team posted on Twitter to say they had executed a warrant at the building and seized drugs.

London Fire Brigade said the cause of the blaze was under investigation.

Police outside Metro Music on Thursday morning. Picture: Met PolicePolice outside Metro Music on Thursday morning. Picture: Met Police

Islington police have been contacted for a comment.


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