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Mysterious smell closes Hackney road

PUBLISHED: 11:35 08 May 2012 | UPDATED: 11:38 08 May 2012

The road was closed for two hours because of the smell

The road was closed for two hours because of the smell

Archant

A mysterious smell led to the closure of a south Hackney road for two hours last Thursday (May 3).

Police were called to reports of a “strong chemical smell” in Victoria Park Road, just after 12.30pm.

“There was no conclusive explanation, but it was thought it could be acetone from a local nail shop or varnish from the refurbishment at the Lauriston public house, or a combination of both,” said a police spokeswoman.


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