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Murder investigation launched following fire in Birtley

Northumbria Police

7:02am 2nd February 2018

A murder investigation has launched following a fatal blaze in Birtley.

Just after midnight on Thursday 1st February, police were called to an address on Robsons Way, following a report of a fire.

The fire service attended and in the process of extinguishing the fire, found the body of a woman within the property.

A 61 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Officers remain at the scene and are carrying out extensive enquiries into the incident.

Detective Inspector Paul Waugh from Northumbria Police is leading on the investigation said:

“Since the incident last night we have established a cordon and carried out a number of house to house enquiries.

“There will be further police activity in the area today and extra officers in the area to offer reassurance to anyone with concerns.

“If anyone did see anything suspicious last night, or has information that may be useful to police, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 2 of 1/2/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.  

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