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Following the Hackney House Fire, a man in his 60s was charged with arson and possessing a fake gun.

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On Monday, March 25, Ian Pitkin, 63, of Newick Road, E5, is scheduled to appear in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court. Pitkin is charged with possessing an imitation firearm with the intent to provoke fear of violence, possessing an offensive weapon in a private location, and arson with the intent to endanger life.

Fortunately, no significant injuries were sustained in the incident that happened last Wednesday. Emergency services responded quickly to the three-story house fire, which consumed the first and ground floors.

Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway, who is in charge of Hackney’s police, offered his assessment of the events, saying, “On Wednesday, March 20, police and partner agencies responded swiftly to a rapidly unfolding incident.” We are happy that the Crown Prosecution Service agreed to bring serious accusations after conducting a comprehensive investigation.”

Conway limited more remarks on the issue, emphasizing how crucial it is to uphold the legal system in order to guarantee justice for the victims and the community. Authorities, however, reaffirmed their dedication to helping those impacted by the tragedy and continued to work closely with neighborhood partners like Shomrim and the Community Security Trust.

The London Fire Brigade revealed that eight fire engines and about sixty firemen were needed to contain the incident. Even though the property was severely damaged, the emergency personnel’ quick response stopped the situation from getting worse.

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