A CLEANER has been charged with murder after a 53-year-old woman died in a flat fire.

Louis Navarre was re-arrested yesterday after new evidence.

Emergency services were called to the fire at a flat in July 2018.

There they found Marie Denise Toulsee and tried to save her with CPR but she was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other men were inside the flat, in Warren Drive, Crawley, and both were arrested on suspicion of murder.

They were then “released under investigation pending further enquiries”.

Now, after more information has come to light, Louis Navarre, 56, of Blackwater Lane in Crawley, has been re-arrested.

He appeared before Staines Magistrates’ Court today and has since been remanded in custody to appear for a preliminary hearing at Lewes Crown Court on Monday.

The second suspect – a 38-year-old man – voluntarily attended police custody and was released without charge.

He will face no further action.

The family of Marie Denise Toulsee, who lived in Tussock Close, Crawley, have been updated and are being supported by specialist officers.