Woman dies in Highbury flat fire

A woman has died following a flat fire in Highbury this afternoon (Tuesday).

The ground floor flat in Highbury Station Road was badly damaged by the blaze which broke out just before 1pm.

Two fire engines and around 10 firefighters from Islington fire station attended the scene and had the flames under control by 1.30pm.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

More to follow.