Two die in Walthamstow house fire

A murder investigation has been launched following a fatal fire that claimed the lives of two people in Waltham Forest.

Police were called at 10.24pm on Sunday April 21 to a report of a fire at a residential address in Forest Road, E17.

Firefighters extinguished the flames and two bodies were discovered inside.

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

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

You can also provide information 100 per cent anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at