Man, 50, charged with the murder of woman found dead in Rush Green house

PUBLISHED: 07:59 04 August 2018 | UPDATED: 07:59 04 August 2018

Police at the scene in Valentines Way, Rush Green. Picture: Tom Horton

Police at the scene in Valentines Way, Rush Green. Picture: Tom Horton

Tom Horton

A man has been charged with murder after a woman was found dead following a house fire in Rush Green.

The victim, who is in her 50s and has been named locally as Karen, was discovered in the house on Valetines Way on Thursday morning.

She is also said to be a mother-of-three.

Thomas Peter, 50, of Valentines Way, is also charged with arson with intent to endanger life.

Police had been called to reports of a disturbance at the address at 6.45am and London Fire Brigade were also alerted to a blaze inside the property.

Peter will appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court today.

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