3:49pm Friday 23rd March 2012
By Hermione Wright
Spurs legend Pat Jennings reopened a betting shop in Tottenham High Road, which had been destroyed in the London riots.
The William Hill shop, which was gutted by rioters on August 6 last year, has received £325,000 of investment since its destruction.
Mr Jennings, who was a goalkeeper from 1964 to 1977, is pleased that the street is starting to return to its former state after the riots.
He said: “It is wonderful to see things get back to normal in Tottenham High Road.
"What happened during the riots was terrible, but the aftermath has really drawn the community together."
Two members of staff, who were working when the shop was set alight by rioters, were also at this morning’s opening ceremony.
Staff members Sean Biquette and Owen McKenzie guided customers to safety through the back entrance of the shop when the fire started.
Mr Jennings said: “Let’s not forget about Sean and Owen as well. They have to be commended for their bravery on the night the shop was attacked.”
The shop opened two weeks ago, but its official opening took place at 10am this morning.
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