Murder arrest after man killed in Hereford house fire

Police, firefighters, and paramedics were called to the blaze in Charles Witts Avenue in Hereford at around 7.05pm on Thursday, July 4.

A 33-year-old man was found dead at the scene, a West Mercia Police spokesperson said.

His death is being treated as suspicious and an investigation is underway.

A woman, aged 56, was taken to hospital for further treatment.

READ MORE: Man killed and woman injured in Hereford house fire

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody while enquiries continue.

Detective inspector Catherine Taylor said: “Police, accompanied by fire and ambulance services, attended a house fire last night, where a man was found to have suffered serious injuries. Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

“His death is currently being treated as suspicious and an investigation has been launched to establish the circumstances. At this stage all lines of enquires are being explored. Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this difficult time.”

Adblock test (Why?)