Croydon man who died in Addiscombe Court Road house fire named as David Hewett

Mr Hewett was found dead in his house after a fire

Mr Hewett was found dead in his house after a fire

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An eldery man found dead in an Addiscombe house fire on Saturday has been named as David Hewett. 

Firefighters found the 80-year-old's body after being called to flames in Addiscombe Court Road just after 11.30am.

A post-mortem examination was held yesterday but the results are not yet available.

Mr Hewett, understood to have lived alone, was found in a ground-floor bedroom at the back of the semi-detached house.

Neighbour Linda Cross, aged 36, said: "We knew him to say hi to but not that well. He seemed like a nice man. It is sad.

"We saw the fire professionals going in and out all day, from about 11am to 7pm. They had breathing apparatus on. There were a lot of them, so we knew something serious had happened."

Another neighbour, who asked not to be named, said: "He was an elderly man. I didn't know him, but he always had these big flowers in his window. The curtains were never shut.

"I didn't see any flames. You almost wouldn't have known it had happened."

Two fire engines and 14 firefighters from Woodside and Addington fire stations attended the fire and had extinguished the flames within 20 minutes.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the London Fire Bridge and Metropolitan Police but is not thought to be suspicious.


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