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Fatal Hemsby home fire was not suspicious, police say

PUBLISHED: 12:20 06 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:05 06 March 2018

Police at the scene of a fatal house fire in Hemsby.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Police at the scene of a fatal house fire in Hemsby. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Police have confirmed the bungalow fire in Hemsby that saw its elderly female resident die was not suspicious.

The fire happened in Ormesby Glebe at about 7.20pm on Sunday with emergency workers finding the body of the woman, who was in her 80s and who has been named locally as Mary Seagrave.

A statement from Norfolk Police said while the cause of the fire is still now known, it is not believed to be suspicious.

The statement said: “Police can confirm they are not treating a fatal house fire in Hemsby as suspicious.

“The body is still yet to be formally identified and a post mortem examination will take place in due course.

“Officers, assisted by the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, are yet to establish the cause of the fire and whilst it is being treated as unexplained, it is not believed to be suspicious.

“No further details of the deceased will be released.”

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