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Man charged with murder and arson after fatal fire in Reading


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A man has been charged with murder and arson after a fire left one person dead in Reading.

Firefighters responded to the blaze at a building in Rowe Court, Grovelands Road, at about 3am on Wednesday.

Hakeem Kigundu, 31, formerly of Rowe Court, was charged with one count of murder and one count of arson with intent to endanger life, Thames Valley Police said on Friday evening.

Damage to a property in Grovelands Road, Reading, where one person has died and others are "unaccounted for" in a large fire. Police have arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of murder and arson. Picture date: Wednesday December 15, 2021.
Image: Two people are still missing following the fire on Wednesday

He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.

One person has been confirmed as dead following the blaze and two people are still missing.

 Sky News

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