Sandra Clarke charged for arson deaths in London

Police investigating a fire at Marine Tower, Abinger Grove, SE8, in which two women died on Friday 4 February, have charged a woman over the incident. Sandra Clarke, 49 (11/10/61), of Marine Tower, Abinger Grove, has been charged with manslaughter, arson with intent to endanger life and arson, reckless as to whether life was endangered.

Her first appearance will be via virtual court this morning, 7 February.

Shortly before 14:50hrs on Friday 4 February police were alerted to a fire at Marine Tower, Abinger Grove, SE8. Officers, London Fire Brigade (LFB) and London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended.

Two women, one aged 42, and an other aged 59, were pronounced dead at the scene by LAS. Next-of-kin have been informed. Whilst officers believe they know who the victims are, they await formal identification.

Post mortem examinations at Greenwich Mortuary Saturday, 5 February confirmed that both women died as a result of the fire.

A 49-year-woman was arrested on 4 February in connection with the investigation and subsequently charged as above.

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