North Finchley fatal house fire victim 'murdered by husband'

Scene of house fire
Image caption Much of the house was destroyed in the fire

A woman whose body was found as fire swept through her north London home is thought have been murdered by her husband, police have said.

The victim, thought to be Chloe Siokos, 80, was found dead in the house in Fallow Court Avenue, North Finchley.

A man, thought to be Argyrios Siokos, 69, her husband, was also found dead.

Police believe Mrs Siokos died as a result of the fire on Tuesday morning and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Post-mortem examinations on the couple's bodies have yet to be arranged.

Firefighters, who were alerted at 06:00 GMT, took about two hours to put out the fire which destroyed much of the semi-detached house.

Crews found the woman's body in the kitchen and the man's body in a first-floor bedroom.

Next of kin have been told but formal identification is yet to take place.

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