Elderly man found dead in Hampstead house fire is named

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An elderly man who died in a fire at his house in Hampstead has been named as John Sands.

71-year-old Mr Sands lived on Parkhill Walk in Hampstead.

His body was found at his home on Tuesday (May 7) following a fire that broke out that evening,

Fire crews were called to the scene just after 8.30pm and the fire was under control by 9pm.

The fire damaged a large part of the ground floor of his house in Parkhill Walk.

The inquest into his death is due to be opened at St Pancras Coroner’s Court today (May 15).