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Man arrested over Kentish Town flat fire

Lawford Road, Kentish Town
Image caption The fire in the ground floor flat started just before 06:00 BST

A 44-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fire at a flat in north London in which a woman died.

The woman, who is believed to be in her 60s, was found with stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the property in Lawford Road, Kentish Town, after the fire early on Friday.

Peter Holboll was arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday evening after going to a north London hospital.

He is currently being held at a north London police station.

The fire in the ground floor flat of a converted house started just before 06:00 BST.

London Fire Brigade said five people in the flat above were rescued and one woman was treated for the effects of breathing in smoke.

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