Dagenham Santathon called off due to icy conditions

Dagenham’s annual Santathon has been cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

Organisers made the difficult decision to call off the charity event earlier today, after walking along the route.

Paul Gwynn, of Dagenham & Redbridge FC which hosts the 5km run, said it would be postponed until a later date.

The extreme weather - which has seen temperatures barely rise above freezing for more than a week - has played havoc across the borough.

Many schools have closed and the driving conditions have been treacherous on the roads after the snow turned into ice.

Dozens of people were expected to take part in the Santathon on Sunday, which raises vital funds for Saint Francis Hospice and Leukaemia CARE.

The POST will announce the revised date once the decision has been made.