A community bid to save a much loved Tottenham pub from being turned into housing has been rejected by developers.
Shares were offered in the Antwerp Arms after it was put up for sale by its owner in June.
Locals set about raising £125,000, part of the £250,000 needed to save the pub, and received backing from MPs and nearby Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
Despite smashing the target with just hours to go and putting in a bid to buy the pub, which is registered as an Asset of Community Value, the owner rejected the bid.
Campaigners say they are now in ‘limbo’ but will continue to work to save the pub.