Pop star’s Croydon mansion is destroyed week after he’s cleared of rape

BY JAMES TWOMEY
james@slpmedia.co.uk

A mansion that is owned by a pop star has been destroyed in a suspected arson attack a week after he was cleared of rape charges.

JLS singer Oritse Williams’ property in Spout Hill, Croydon went up in flames on Tuesday afternoon and took 70 firefighters to put out the blaze.

The London Fire Brigade was called at around 4.30pm and says the fire was under control by around 7pm.

The 32 year old’s derelict house caught on fire exactly a week after he was cleared by a jury of raping a woman in his hotel room following a solo concert.

The Met have confirmed the incident is being treated as suspicious.

The London Fire Brigade said: “Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters were called to a fire at a derelict property on Spout Hill in Croydon.

Part of the first and second floor of a detached three-storey building were damaged by fire. A small part of the roof was also damaged.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the brigade and Metropolitan Police Service A Met statement said: “At this stage, the incident is being treated as suspicious.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. “Enquiries continue, led by the South Area Command Unit CID.”


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