A man has been arrested on suspicion of “intent to endanger life” following a gas leak.

Police were called to Maybank Road, Woodford at around 10pm yesterday to reports of a man refusing to turn off the gas and come out of a house.

Road closures were put in place and the police, London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade were in attendance.

The man was removed from the property and arrested at around 00.30am this morning.

He was taken into custody at an east London police station.

All roads have now been reopened.