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Arson Probe launched after woman dies in flat fire

Arson Probe Launched After Woman Dies In Flat Fire
arson probe launched after woman dies in flat fire

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after a woman died following following a suspected arson attack on a townhouse in Greenwich.

Police were called at 1.23am on Thursday, 6 September to Centurian Square, Berber Parade following reports of a fire at a residential address.

Officers attended with London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service.

The fire has now been extinguished.

A woman believed to be aged in her late 40s was found deceased inside the address.

Her next-of kin are aware.

Two other people from the property, a man in his sixties and a woman in her fifties, have been taken to hospital for treatment of injuries. Their condition is not serious.

At this stage, the fire is being treated as suspicious. Enquiries in the full circumstances continue. Local CCTV footage will be reviewed and detailed forensic tests carried out.

A crime scene remains in place and the Homicide and Major Crime Command have been made aware of this incident.

Detectives are keen to hear from anyone in the area – including local residents – who heard or saw anything suspicious before or after the fire started.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 380/06SEP or Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.