Holloway street where cyclist died is attacked by arsonists

RESIDENTS were awoken by fire engines and evacuated from their homes early this morning when flames broke out in a block of flats.

Firefighters raced to Carleton Road, Holloway, at 6.10am after reports of a blaze, as the street was rocked by drama for the second time in three days.

Residents were already facing up to the tragic death of charity-worker Colin Hawkes, 64, who died after colliding with a car while cycling down Carleton Road on Wednesday morning.

Fire crews from Kentish Town and Holloway attended the scene, while police were called at 6.27am. No-one was hurt in the blaze, which police are treating as suspicious.

Investigations are underway.