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Murder probe launched after man dies in house fire in Hull

Murder probe launched after man dies in house fire in Hull – as police release CCTV in hunt for ‘arsonist’

  • The victim, 54, was rushed to hospital after the blaze in Hull, East Yorkshire 
  • Emergency services called to a house fire at 840pm on Wednesday 

 A murder probe has been launched by police after a man died in a house fire.

The victim, 54, was rushed to hospital after the blaze in Hull, East Yorkshire, on Wednesday but couldn’t be saved.

Detectives launched a murder inquiry and have now released CCTV image of a man they’d like to speak to.

DS Al Curtis from Humberside Police said: ‘If you know who this man is, we would ask that you please contact us.’

Emergency services were called to reports of a house fire in Terry Street in the port city at 8.40pm on Wednesday, November 29. 

Detectives launched a murder inquiry and have now released CCTV image of a man they’d like to speak to

Fire crews rescued the man, who was rushed to hospital where died two days later.

His family have been informed and continue to receive specialist support at this difficult time. 

DS Curtis added: ‘Since the fire occurred on Wednesday evening, detectives from my team have been conducting extensive lines of enquiry including house to house, consulting with the fire service and reviewing CCTV.

‘As a part of those lines of enquiry, we have images of a man we would like help in identifying, as we believe he may be able to assist with our enquiries.

‘I understand an incident of this nature is likely to cause concern, however, I’d like to reassure residents we do believe this to be isolated at this time.

‘I would encourage anyone who has any concerns to please speak to one of the officers.’

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