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Fatal fire in Queens Park Road, Romford 28/10/2021

Police are appealing for information in relation to the house fire at 8 Queens Park Road, Harold Wood, Romford in which 88 year old Josephine Smith sadly lost her life.

Operation Taverham

Shortly after 10pm on Thursday 28th October 2021 the London Fire Brigade were called to the location to find the 2 storey mid terraced house ablaze. Fire fighters located Mrs Smith within the property. Despite best efforts of emergency services Mrs Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

If you were in the area at the time, did you hear or see anything suspicious, any information that you can provide may be of the upmost importance.

If you have any information please complete the form below. This information is vital to the investigation.

Contact Information

If you prefer to speak to someone in person please call the Incident Room number 020 8358 1010 or contact 101 to report information. Alternatively, contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or through their anonymous on-line form at