Two arrested on suspicion of Forest Gate fire murder

Police at the scene of the fire in Field Road

Police at the scene of the fire in Field Road - Credit: Archant

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in a house fire on Christmas Day.

The 27-year-old man and 32-year-old woman were taken to an east London police station yesterday for questioning.

A 60-year-old man, who has not yet been formally identified, was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire in Field Road, Forest Gate.

Enquiries continue to establish the full circumstances, however, at this stage detectives believe the fire was started deliberately.