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Milton Keynes fatal fire: Arrested man released from bail

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  • May 24, 2013
A 58-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in a fire in Milton Keynes has been released from bail, police said. Officers now believe the fire in a property in St Leger Court, Great Linford on Sunday is unlikely to ...

Ninth arrest over Birkby fatal house fire in 2002

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  • May 24, 2013
A ninth person has been arrested on suspicion of assisting a man who police want to trace over a Huddersfield house fire which killed eight family members. A 38-year-old man was held on suspicion of assisting an offender and released on bail, West Yo...

Westbourne fire death woman named as Gemma Bishop

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  • May 24, 2013
A woman whose body was found following a fire at a house in West Sussex has been named as 29-year-old Gemma Bishop. Ms Bishop's body was discovered in the property in Edgell Road, Westbourne, near Emsworth on the Hampshire border, at about 11:00 BST ...

Harlow fire deaths: Man arrested in connection with Shakoor case

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  • May 24, 2013
A man has been arrested in connection with the deaths of six members of a family in a fire at their Essex home. The 19-year-old from Harlow was arrested on suspicion of murder, attempted murder, arson and burglary. The arrest follows the deaths at Ba...

Driftwood Black Pearl 'pirate ship' targeted by arsonists

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  • May 24, 2013
A pirate ship made from driftwood gathered from a Merseyside beach has been badly damaged in a suspected arson attack. The structure, at New Brighton, Wallasey, was built by artist Frank Lund and nicknamed the Black Pearl. Firefighters were called to...

Sharkey fire deaths: Victim 'got what he deserved'

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  • May 24, 2013
A man accused of murdering Thomas Sharkey and his two children in a house fire is alleged to have told his boss that the father "got what he deserved". Simon Fraser told the High Court in Glasgow that Scott Snowden made the remark at a restaurant in ...

Chimney dismantled to rescue boy, 14

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  • May 24, 2013
Firefighters in South Lanarkshire have dismantled a 20ft (6m) tall chimney stack, brick by brick, to rescue a 14-year-old boy who got wedged inside. He became stuck in the chimney of the single-storey building in Cassels Street, Carluke, at 17:15 on ...

Eight arrested over Birkby fatal house fire

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  • May 24, 2013
Six men and two women have been arrested in connection with a house fire in Huddersfield which killed eight members of the same family. The men aged 16, 25, 28, 34, 35 and 64 and women, aged 32 and 55, were held on suspicion of assisting an offender ...

Hoarded items delay Newton Aycliffe fire rescue

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  • May 24, 2013
The victim of a house fire had hoarded so many items inside her County Durham home that rescuers had difficulty getting inside, an inquest heard. Anne Bradshaw, 66, died in hospital after the fire in Honister Place, Newton Aycliffe, in May 2012. Item...

Westcliff men overcome by 'dangerous' toilet fumes

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  • May 24, 2013
Two men have been taken to hospital and their building evacuated after being overcome by fumes created by a dangerous gas in their toilet bowl. Essex Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to a ground floor flat in Anerley Road, Westcliff at a...

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