Tottenham Hotspur have been dealt a blow in their search for a site to build a new stadium after a fire destroyed a factory opposite White Hart Lane.

London Fire Brigade was called to the Archway Sheet Metal Works, on Paxton Lane, shortly after 5.15am.

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters tackled the blaze, which had consumed half of the ground floor and the whole of the first floor.

The owners of Archway Sheet Metal Works has previously reported receiving death threats, supposedly from Tottenham Hotspur fans, over their opposition to selling the site so the Premier League club can build a new stadium there.

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: "Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers are currently attending a fire at a metal works on Paxton Road in Tottenham.

"Half of the ground floor and the whole of the first floor were alight, but the fire is now under control.

"Crews will remain at the scene this morning damping down remaining hot spots. There are no reports of any injuries.

"Fire engines from Tottenham, Edmonton and Stoke Newington fire stations are at the scene."

The Metropolitan Police Service is investigating the incident.