Murder inquiry after fatal fire

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of an elderly woman in a flat fire in Deptford in south London, believed to have been started by an accelerant.

Elderly woman dies in fire in 'vile attack'

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of an elderly woman in a flat fire in south London, which has been described as a "vile attack" by police. Detective Chief Inspector Cliff Lyons said:

As a result of this vile attack an elderly lady has died and a further fatality was only prevented by the heroic work of the London Fire Brigade.

We know one premises is a Vietnamese restaurant and the other a converted cafe that has been turned into residential accommodation.

Giuseppina is of Italian descent and is not connected with the Vietnamese restaurant and it is not clear at this early stage of the inquiry why these premises were targeted.

This attack has left the local community shell-shocked and a family devastated at the loss of their loved one.

Murder investigation launched after fatal Deptford fire

A murder investigation has been launched after a fire killed an elderly woman in her flat on Deptford High Street yesterday.

82-year-old Giuseppina Fazzani died at the scene.

A 55-year-old woman was rescued from the upper floor by the London Fire Brigade and treated for smoke inhalation. She has since been discharged from hospital.

Elder woman rescued from a fire in her flat on Deptford High Street during the early hours of yesterday morning has died. Credit: ITV London

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