Wednesday, 5 June 2019
JLS star Oritsé Williams £3m mansion has been gutted by fire
The lavish property, in Croydon, south London, was once owned by legendary late comedian Ronnie Corbett but fell into a state of disrepair after it was sold to 32-year-old Williams. It features a hot tub in the bedroom, outdoor swimming pool and a ping pong table.
Pictures from the scene this morning show the burnt-out hollow of the property, which has been ravaged by the blaze. Images show how the windows and doors have been blown out and the roof has collapsed.
Last week, the singer was found not guilty of rape. He had been accused of launching a sex attack on a 20-year-old tattoo artist fan at a hotel room, after allegedly plying her and two friends with alcohol on December 2, 2016.
A jury of eight women and four men took two hours and 17 minutes to find Williams and Nagadhana not guilty of all charges following a trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court.
The Met Police said today the fire was being treated as suspicious.
A spokesman for the force added: 'Police were called at 16.39pm on Tuesday, 4 June following reports of a fire at a residential address in Spout Hill, Croydon. Officers attended with LFB. There were no reported injuries.
'There have been no arrests. At this stage, the incident is being treated as suspicious. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Enquiries continue, led by the South Area Command Unit CID.'