Investigation launched following fatal fire

Detectives from the Met Police’s Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating following a fatal fire in Teddington.

Police were called just after 1am on Wednesday, 22 August, to a fire at an address on Mays Road.

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

A 73-year-old woman was found dead inside the address. Her next of kin have been informed.

Although formal identification awaits, police are confident the victim is Carole Harrison who lived at the address.

A post-mortem examination was held at Kingston Mortuary today (23 August) in which a cause of death has not yet been established and awaits further tests. However, Mrs Harrison was found to have injuries consistent with an assault.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard, said: “At this stage we are appealing to anyone who saw the Mrs Harrison on the day leading up to the fire. We want to hear from anyone who may have seen her out and about and most particularly if she had anyone with her. Anyone with information should call police immediately.”

There have been no arrests and enquires continue at this time.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call detectives on 020 8721 4622.

You can also contact police via 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC quoting reference 353/22Aug

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

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