Investigations into Long Eaton fatal fire continue
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Officers in Long Eaton have been carrying out searches in the area of Barker’s Pond, off Wyvern Avenue, as part of an ongoing investigation into a fatal fire at a flat in Lynden Avenue in June.
On Saturday, 22 June at 5.40am officers were called to reports of a fire in which someone was trapped. On attendance 51-year old Peter Jeffries was found with burn injuries and taken to hospital, where he sadly later passed away.
A 54-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man were arrested in connection with the alleged incident, at the time, and were later released on police bail.
DI Steve Shaw, who is leading the investigation, said: “Over the last couple of months a dedicated team of officers have been working on this complex investigation in order to review any potential new lines of enquiry.
“Local residents may see officers in and around the area of Barker’s Pond today as they continue to carry out enquiries.
“In the meantime, I would like to encourage anyone with information that may help with our investigation to contact us.
“We’d especially like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Barker’s Pond on 22 June between 6am and 2pm and noticed anyone acting suspiciously.”
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