A fire at a home in Tower Hamlets is being treated as 'suspicious' by police officers.

Police were called at 6.24am on Friday, April 14 by the London Fire Brigade following a fire at a residential property in High Street, Whitechapel.

No injuries were reported and the blaze was extinguished by firefighters.

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The fire is being treated as suspicious. 

Officers are working alongside fire investigators to establish the circumstances and there have been no arrests.

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A spokesperson for the Met said: "We are aware of online commentary suggesting this incident was a hate crime.

"We remain in contact with the occupants of the property and this will form part of our ongoing enquiries."

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 1185/14Apr.