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Man charged over toddler fire death

A man has been charged with the murder of a toddler who died after a blaze tore through a flat, police said.

Nineteen-month-old Siariah Letang died in hospital following the fire in Camberwell, south east London, early on Saturday.

Richard Curtis Kwayke, 27, of Andover Road, Twickenham, will appear at Tower Bridge Magistrates' Court charged with her murder.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said Kwayke was also charged with the attempted murder of four other people, arson and arson with intent to endanger life.

Josephine Nicolas, 46, of Wilmcote House, Paddington, was charged tonight with perverting the course of justice and will appear at the same court.

A 28-year-old woman arrested in south London on Saturday night has been bailed to return to a south London police station at a future date, pending further inquiries.

A 19-year-old man arrested in the Paddington area remains in custody at a south London police station.


From Belfast Telegraph