Breaking news:Flames engulf ‘new build’ block of flats

Around 70 firefighters are battling a huge fire at a block of flats in London.

Photos and video are emerging on social media of a building in Barking engulfed in flames.

London Fire Brigade has confirmed 10 fire engines and around 70 firefighters have been called to the block of flats in De Pass Gardens.

Huge plumes of smoke can be seen billowing in the sky.

More to follow ..