Man charged with murder after fire at mental health care facility

A man has been charged with murder after a fatal fire at a mental health centre.

A 46-year-old man died following a blaze at the facility on Dartmouth Park Hill in Highgate, north London, on Sunday.

Jordan Bramble, 21, has been charged with murder and will appear in custody at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Police said.

A 30-year-old man who was also arrested on suspicion of murder has been released under investigation.

Fire broke out at Highgate Mental Health Centre, which has a number of wards for acute inpatients, at about 6.30am.

The victim was pronounced dead just after 7am.

A spokeswoman for London Fire Brigade said that part of a room on the ground floor had been destroyed by fire.

The Met said officers were continuing their inquiries into the incident.

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