Fatal south London house fire victim named

A man who died in a south London house fire last month has been named by detectives carrying out a murder investigation.

Basilio Dos Santos Antonio was discovered inside a multi-occupancy house in Glenister Park Road, Streatham, on 25 February.

The 49-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, the Metropolitan Police said.

Two people are due to go on trial next year charged with Mr Antonio’s murder.

Detectives said Mr Antonio worked as a cleaner having moved from Brazil.

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends as they continue to come to terms with their loss,” Det Ch Insp Kate Blackburn said.

Mayara Loiola Ataide, 34, and Gevaldo Tavares Dos Santos, 46, have been charged with murder and two counts of arson with intent to endanger life.

They appeared in custody at the Old Bailey on 1 March and were remanded in custody.

The Met said a trial date had been set for the start of January 2025.

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