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Three charged with conspiracy to murder after fatal fire

News   •   Oct 11, 2018 08:55 BST

Memunatu Warne

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command have charged three men with conspiracy to murder following a fatal fire in Greenwich.

Police were called at 01:23hrs on 6 September to Centurion Square, Berber Parade, following reports of a fire at a residential address. Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended, along with the London Fire Brigade who extinguished the fire.

Memunatu Warne, 46, from Sierra Leone, was found deceased inside the address.

A post-mortem took place on 7 September at Greenwich Mortuary and gave the cause of death as smoke inhalation.

Two other people from the property, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 50s, were injured after jumping out a first floor window to escape the fire. Both were taken to hospital for treatment and subsequently discharged.

A murder investigation was launched by officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

On Wednesday, 10 October, three men were charged with conspiracy to murder Memunatu Warne. All three were arrested the previous day.

They are: Kurtis Freeman, 21 (06.10.97) of Steyning Grove, SE9; Matthew John, 19 (16.04.99) of Ankerdine Crescent, SE18; and, Martin McArdle, 28 (23.01.90) of Dittersham Road, SE9.

They will appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates' Court on Thursday, 11 October.

A 22-year-old man [D] and a 26-year-old woman [E] have both been bailed to return on a date in November.