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Woman arrested following death of man in house fire in Thornton

News   •   Aug 13, 2019 14:10 BST

We can confirm that detectives have launched an investigation and arrested a woman after a man died in a house fire in Thornton at the weekend.

At shortly after 7am on Saturday 10 August, emergency services were called to a house fire in Saffron Mews. On arrival, a man in his 60s was removed from the property and taken to hospital.

The man was sadly pronounced deceased in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 13 August.

His next of kin are aware and are being supported by officers as our enquiries continue.

A Post Mortem will take place to establish the cause of his death.

Following enquiries, a 50-year-old woman from Formby was initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and released on conditional bail.

Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, call 101 with reference 19100443197 or anonymously via CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111.