A section of the roof collapsed at a London Theatre last night, seriously injuring 7 people, while another 76 were left with cuts and bruises. Currently there is no life threatening injuries.

A large section of the historic plasterwork at the Grade II Listed Apollo Theatre fell onto the audience just after 8pm last night, during the theatre production of the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The production was a sell out, with around 720 people in attendance.

Eye-witness reports claim that there could have been dripping coming from the ceiling, whilst a caller told Radio 5 Live that they saw electric sparks. Many people were treated on the scene on London busses or taken to specially set up emergency triage units in adjoining theatres. 58 of the walking wounded were taken to four London hospitals and they were all put on high alert.

The clear up operations saw many emergency crews on the scene and the emergency services are treating this event as a major crisis. Firecrews used an aerial ladder platform to inspect the theatre roof and from the outside you cannot see any of the damage.

DPR would like to pass on our best wishes to all those who are injured and hope everyone makes a swift recovery.