A man has been charged with murder after a fatal fire at a mental health centre in north London.

A 46-year-old man died following a blaze at the facility on Dartmouth Park Hill in Highgate on Sunday.

Jordan Bramble, 21, has been charged with murdering him and will appear in custody at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

A 30-year-old man who was also arrested on suspicion of murder has been released under investigation.

Fire broke out at Highgate Mental Health Centre, which has a number of wards for acute inpatients, at about 6.30am.

The victim was pronounced dead just after 7am.

A spokeswoman for London Fire Brigade said that part of a room on the ground floor had been destroyed by fire.

Scotland Yard said officers were continuing their inquiries into the incident.

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