Police have named the person who died in a Southall fire which is now the subject of an arson investigation.
They are confident the man who died following the blaze in Cranleigh Gardens is 21-year-old Sherif Adel Makar Habib, but say formal identification has yet to take place.
Emergency crews were called to the road on April 25 shortly before 1am to reports of a fire at an outbuilding located at the rear of a residential address. They pulled Mr Habib, a duel British and Egyptian national from Acton, from a collapsed garage and he was taken to a specialist burns hospital in Essex by the London Ambulance Service, where he was later pronounced dead .
A post mortem examination took place at Uxbridge Mortuary on April 27, and gave the initial cause of death as severe burns.
His next of kin have been informed and his family is being supported by a specially trained Family Liaison Officer from the Met.
A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. He has been bailed to a date in mid-June pending further enquiries.
At this stage in the investigation Mr Habib’s death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries continue to establish the full circumstances.
Detective Inspector Janet Livesey, Ealing Police CID, said: “I would like to appeal to anyone with any information, or indeed anyone who witnessed the fire to come forward and speak to the police in confidence.”
The LFB said the single-storey garage was destroyed in the blaze, which took around 20 firefighters until after 2.30am to bring under control.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 020 8721 7070 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.