Murder Charges After Southall Car Workshop Fire

34-year- old man has died another man injured


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Two men have been charged with murder after a fire at a car workshop in Southall.

Jakub Ostrowski, 36 of Harvard Road, Isleworth and; Mariusz Florowski, 38 of Hick avenue Greenford, will appear in custody at Ealing Magistrates' Court on Monday, 25 February accused of killing 34-year-old Benedykt Nowak in Dilloway Industrial Estate, The Green, Southall on Friday, 22 February.

Both are also charged with the attempted murder of a 26-year-old man also injured in a fire at the premises.

Ten fire engines and 72 firefighters and officers were called to the single storey car workshop on Friday night.

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The whole of the workshop was destroyed by the blaze. Gas cylinders were reported inside the building. As some cylinders can explode when exposed to heat a hazard zone was set up and a number of people evacuated as a precaution.

The Brigade was called at 2114 and the fire was under control by 2357.



25th February 2013


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