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Murder investigation launched after fatal fire on Andover Estate

Abdi Quule appeared in court earlier this month charged with the attempted murder of 43-year-old Kaltoun Saleh

24 August, 2018 — By Samantha Booth

A MAN has been charged with attempted murder following a flat fire on the Andover Estate which seriously injured a woman who has since died.

Abdi Quule appeared in court earlier this month charged with the attempted murder of 43-year-old Kaltoun Saleh.

She was rushed to hospital with serious burns after a fire at a flat in Noll House, Corker Walk, in Finsbury Park, on July 5 at about 2.50am. 

The Met Police said despite the best efforts of medics at a specialist burns unit, she died from her injuries on Tuesday this week.

A murder investigation has now been launched. One neighbour on the estate described Ms Saleh as “friendly and a very nice” woman and said police were outside the home for about three weeks after the fire.

Four children were also taken to hospital as a precaution but were not seriously injured.

Quuel, 42, of Noll House, was found at the scene and also treated for burns. After treatment, he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

He was charged on August 4 and appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court. He is due to appear at the Old Bailey next Friday.

The investigation is currently being led by Central North Command Unit before being handed over to the Homicide and Major Crime Command.

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