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Man charged with Forest Gate fire murder

PUBLISHED: 10:34 30 December 2015 | UPDATED: 17:25 04 January 2016

Police at the scene of the fire in Field Road

Police at the scene of the fire in Field Road

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A man has been charged with murder following a fatal house fire on Christmas Day.

Tyrone Jacobs, 27, of Ramsay Road, Forest Gate, is set to appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court today.

He has also been charged with arson with intent to endanger life.

Harbhajan Singh Rooprai, 60, died in the Field Road fire, which started in the early hours of Friday morning.

A 32-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail.

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