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Top Boy: Drama in Somers Town street as ‘armed police’ stage hard stop

Scenes in Chalton Street

31 January, 2019 — By Samantha Booth

Above and right, scene in Chalton Street during filming for the new series of Netflix drama Top Boy [Photos: Simon Lamrock]

DRAMA came to Somers Town this week when what looked like armed police officers swarmed onto a street.

But with film crews among the unmarked cars it turned out that Chalton Street was the backdrop for a hotly-anticipated new series of Top Boy.

The scene filmed on Tuesday involved officers carrying out a “hard stop” in the residential road, with shouts of “Armed police!”

In November, it was announced that the Netflix crime drama would be coming back for a third series. Set on the fictional Summerhouse housing estate in Hackney, earlier series have followed the lives of people involved in drug dealing and

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