JLS star Oritsé Williams' £3m mansion burns to the ground just days after he ...

Around 70 firefighters were sent to the home of JLS star Oritsé Williams this afternoon after a large fire broke out - just days after he was cleared of raping a fan in a hotel room.      

Ten fire engines were called to the blaze at the singer's £3million mansion in Croydon at around 4.27pm. Fire crews from Addington, Croydon, Biggin Hill were dispatched to help control the flames.   

Part of the first and second floor of a detached three-storey building were badly damaged by the fire. With the London Fire Brigade reporting that the second floor was 80 per cent damaged by the inferno.  

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, but no persons were injured in the fire. The 32-year-old singer's home had fallen into a state of disrepair after he was charged with rape last year.  

Ten fire engines were called to the blaze at the singer's £3million mansion in Croydon at around 4.27pm. Fire crews from Addington, Croydon, Biggin Hill were dispatched to help control the flames

Ten fire engines were called to the blaze at the singer's £3million mansion in Croydon at around 4.27pm. Fire crews from Addington, Croydon, Biggin Hill were dispatched to help control the flames 

Part of the first and second floor of a detached three-storey building were badly damaged by the fire. With the London Fire Brigade reporting that the second floor was 80 per cent damaged by the inferno

Part of the first and second floor of a detached three-storey building were badly damaged by the fire. With the London Fire Brigade reporting that the second floor was 80 per cent damaged by the inferno 

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, but no persons were injured in the fire. The 32-year-old singer's home had fallen into a state of disrepair after he was charged with rape last year. A unused table tennis table is pictured in front of the burnt out shell of Mr Williams' home

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, but no persons were injured in the fire. The 32-year-old singer's home had fallen into a state of disrepair after he was charged with rape last year. A unused table tennis table is pictured in front of the burnt out shell of Mr Williams' home 

Fire crews from Addington, Croydon, Biggin Hill, Purley and surrounding fire stations were sent to the scene. The roof was completely destroyed in the blaze. Four firefighters stand on after desperately trying to save the property from complete destruction

Fire crews from Addington, Croydon, Biggin Hill, Purley and surrounding fire stations were sent to the scene. The roof was completely destroyed in the blaze. Four firefighters stand on after desperately trying to save the property from complete destruction

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: 'Officers attended with London Fire Brigade. There were no reported injuries. Work is ongoing to determine the cause of the fire.'  

The property was formerly owned by the late comedian Ronnie Corbett and pictures taken late last year show a smashed window, a broken fence and an overgrown garden with discarded furniture. 

Last week, the singer was found not guilty of the rape. He had been accused of launching a sex attack on a 20-year-old tattoo artist, after plying her and two pals with alcohol on December 2, 2016. 

Friend and tour manager Jamien Nagadhana, also 32, was also charged with sexual touching and assault by penetration of the same woman at the pair's room in Wolverhampton's Ramada Hotel. 

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. 

Oritse Williams (pictured leaving Wolverhampton Crown Court last month) had let his £3million London home fall into disrepair. He was last week found not guilty of rape following a trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court

Oritse Williams (pictured leaving Wolverhampton Crown Court last month) had let his £3million London home fall into disrepair. He was last week found not guilty of rape following a trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court

Video footage captured fire crews attending the scene of the fire, with smoke visible in the distance

Ten fire engines were dispatched to the blaze, according to the London Fire Brigade. And at its height, there were around 70 firefighters in action

Video footage captured fire crews attending the scene of the fire, with smoke visible in the distance. Ten fire engines were dispatched to the blaze, according to the London Fire Brigade. And at its height, there were around 70

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