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Two charged with murder after south London house fire

A man and a woman have been charged with murder after a 49-year-old man was found dead following a house fire in south London.

Mayara Loiola Ataide, 34, and Gevaldo Tavares Dos Santos, 46, both of no fixed address, will appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court later on Wednesday.

They are also charged with two counts of arson with intent to endanger life.

Fatal house fire – Streatham
Forensic officers at the scene of the fatal fire in Streatham, south London (Tom Barnes/PA)
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The blaze broke out at a house that is divided into bedsits in Glenister Park Road, Streatham, shortly after 7pm on Sunday.

The 49-year-old man was found dead inside.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by family liaison officers, the Metropolitan Police said.

Anyone who can help the investigation is asked to call 101, quoting incident number CAD 5631/25Feb, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.