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Man has been charged with murder following Fire in Islington

A man has been charged with murder after a woman died from her injuries following a fire in Islington.

Police, the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and the London Fire Brigade were called on Thursday, 5 July at around 2.0am to a report of a fire at a flat in Noll House, Corker Walk, N7.

A 43-year-old woman inside the address had suffered serious burns and was taken to a north London hospital and then to a specialist burns hospital.

Despite the best efforts of the medical professionals, she died from her injuries on Tuesday, 21 August. Her next of kin are aware. A post-mortem examination confirmed that she died as a result of burns.

While formal identification awaits, detectives are satisfied that the victim is Kaltoun Saleh, 43 of Noll House, Corker Walk, N7.

Four children were taken to hospital by LAS as a precaution; they were not seriously injured.

The investigation is being led by detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command.

Abdi Quule, 42, of Noll House, Corker Walk, N7, was found at the scene and also treated for burns at the hospital. After treatment, he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He was charged on Saturday, 4 August with attempted murder and appeared in custody at Highbury Magistrates’ Court on the same day.

He was further charged on 31 August via video link at the Old Bailey with the murder of Kaltoun Saleh. He next appears at the same court on 23 November 2018.