Woman charged with attempted murder of child after Belsize Park fire

The fire gutted a bedroom of a ground-floor flat in Belsize Park

The fire gutted a bedroom of a ground-floor flat in Belsize Park - Credit: Archant

A woman has been accused of the attempted murder of a child after a flat fire in Belsize Park.

The 43-year-old woman was yesterday charged with attempted murder before she appeared in custody at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court this morning.

She was also charged with two further offences of arson with intent to endanger life and poisoning with intent to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm.

A seven-year-old girl was taken to hospital with injuries which were not life-threatening following the blaze in the early hours of Monday morning.

The fire gutted a bedroom of a ground-floor flat in a converted house in Adamson Road.

Two fire crews were called at about 1.15am and had the flames under control shortly after 1.45am.