7-year-old boy found dead after house fire in Deptford

A seven-year-old boy has died in a house fire.

An arson investigation has been launched after police were called to a house in Adolphus Street, Deptford, to reports of a fire.

Officers attended along with paramedics and fire-fighters. The seven-year-old was found dead inside the property. His next-of-kin have been informed.

A number of surrounding properties were evacuated as well as a precaution.

Two women were taken to a central London hospital by paramedics. Their injuries are not life-threatening.

Officers from Lewisham are investigating, supported by the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

There have been no arrests.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 933/07Aug or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. You can also tweet @MetCC.

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