Two people have been released on bail following a fire at a flat in Lynden Avenue, Long Eaton at the weekend.
Officers were called to reports of a fire in which someone was trapped at 5.40am on Saturday, 22 June. Police, the fire and rescue service and the ambulance service all attended and a 51-year-old man was taken to hospital with burn injuries. He sadly later passed away in hospital.
A 54-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man were arrested in connection with the alleged incident, on Saturday afternoon, and remained in police custody until yesterday evening (Tuesday, June 25).
DI Steve Shaw, who is leading the investigation, said: “Although we initially launched a murder investigation, in relation to the case, we always keep an open mind as to the circumstances surrounding such incidents.
“Our detectives will continue to work on this very complex investigation and we will issue further updates as they become available.”
Anyone who was in the area at the time and noticed anything suspicious, or who has CCTV installed nearby, is asked to contact us quoting reference number 19*328726.
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