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Man charged with murdering mother after fatal Finsbury Park fire

Joel Ellis was charged with murder and arson after Beatrice Yankson died of 'burns and inhalation of fire/fumes'

11 December, 2019 — By Calum Fraser

A MAN has been charged with murdering his mother after a fatal fire in a Finsbury Park flat.

Joel Ellis, 35, of Kingard Walk, was charged with murdering his mother Beatrice Yankson after a fire in her flat in the Andover Estate on October 26.

He was further charged with arson with intent to endanger life.

He will appear in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court today.

Police were called at 12:41hrs on Saturday, 26 October following reports of a fire in a flat on Mingard Walk, N7.

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade.

Ms Yankson was pronounced dead at the scene in her Mingard Walk home.

A post-mortem examination which took place on 29 October established cause of death to be “burns and inhalation of fire/fumes”.

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