Walthamstow: Murder investigation into fire that killed two people in Forest Road

Detectives believe there was an “incident” outside a home in Walthamstow where a fire left two people dead.
London Fire Brigade engines. (Photo by André Langlois)London Fire Brigade engines. (Photo by André Langlois)
London Fire Brigade engines. (Photo by André Langlois)

Police have launched a murder investigation after a fire in Waltham Forest left two people dead.

The Met Police and London Fire Brigade were called to a home in Forest Road, Walthamstow at shortly after 10.20pm on Sunday (April 21).

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Two people were found dead inside and the police have yet to confirm their identities. Detectives believe the fire was started deliberately.

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Webb, leading the investigation for the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said on Tuesday: “We believe that there may have been an incident outside the address in Forest Road before the fire started and I am very keen to hear from anyone who witnessed something or perhaps has doorbell or dashcam footage.

“We are working hard to identify the two people who sadly died in the fire, not least so that their families and loved ones can be notified.”

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DCI Webb added: “Two people’s lives have been cut short as a result of this fire. If you have heard something or have information relating to the incident please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or ‘X’ @MetCC and quote CAD7022/21Apr.

You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at the Crimestoppers website.