Chingford house fire: woman arrested on suspicion of murder after man dies in blaze in north-east London
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in a house fire in north-east London today.
Police said they were dealing with a “suspicious death” following the incident at the house in Genever Close, Chingford on Tuesday afternoon.
London Ambulance Service scrambled to the scene shortly after 1pm.
A man was found dead at the scene, while another person was rushed to a major trauma centre, LAS said in a statement.
A huge emergency response was seen in the cul-de-sac, with the air ambulance also landing nearby.
A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: “Police are dealing with a suspicious death in Waltham Forest.
“Officers were called at 13:12hrs on Tuesday, 19 February to a residential address in Genever Close, E4.
“London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service had been called to a fire and found a man deceased inside the house.
“A woman was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.
“A crime scene is in place. Enquiries continue.”
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 1:11pm today (19 February) to reports of an incident at a residential address on Genever Close, Chingford.
“We sent a number of resources to the scene including: an incident response officer, an advanced paramedic, two ambulance crews and our hazardous area response team (HART).
“We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.
“We assessed a person at the scene and took them to a major trauma centre.
“Sadly, a second person was found dead.”