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West Malling house fire: Murder charge after woman dies

Spitfire Road, Kings Hill Image copyright Google
Image caption Two people were taken to hospital after blaze fire in Spitfire Road

A man has been charged with murder after a 65-year-old woman died in a house fire, Kent Police said.

Two people were taken to hospital after the blaze in Spitfire Road, West Malling, on Saturday night.

Jacqueline Allen later died and a child was treated for a leg injury and smoke inhalation.

Simon Childs, 51, of Hurricane Road, has appeared before Medway Magistrates' Court accused of murder and attempted murder.

The case was sent to Maidstone Crown Court where Mr Childs is due to appear on Thursday.

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