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Two people who died in house fire named by police

Two people who died in a house fire in Lidgate are now being named by police and post-mortem examinations have taken place.

Police were contacted by the Fire Service at 12.15pm on Tuesday 7 May, following reports of multiple explosions at a property in The Street.

Pending formal Coroner’s inquest proceedings, police have provisionally identified the deceased as Pamela Tierney aged 78 and Julie Tierney aged 50. Pamela and Julie were mother and daughter and both resided at the address in The Street, Lidgate.

Home Office post-mortem examinations have taken place today, Saturday 11 May, and the initial conclusions are that Pamela died as a result of natural causes and Julie as a result of inhalation of fire fumes.

The deaths are not being treated as suspicious and a file will now be prepared for the coroner. Detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

Enquiries by police and fire service investigators have concluded at the scene, but the investigation is ongoing and it is too early to comment on the possible cause of the explosions.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference CAD 122 of 7 May.

Previous release | 10 May 2019

The investigation into a house fire in Lidgate during which two people died is ongoing, with post-mortem examinations due to take place this weekend.

Police were contacted by the Fire Service at 12.15pm on Tuesday 7 May, following reports of multiple explosions at a property in The Street.

The building sustained significant damage and structural work had to be undertaken to make it safe to enter.

Enquiries by police and fire service investigators have concluded at the scene, but the investigation is ongoing and it is too early to comment on the possible cause of the explosions.

The deaths remain unexplained at this time, but detectives do not currently believe that there is anyone else involved. Home Office post-mortem examinations are due to take place tomorrow, Saturday 11 May. Formal identification procedures have not yet taken place.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference CAD 122 of 7 May.

Previous release | 8 May 2019

The investigation into a house fire in Lidgate during which two people died is ongoing, with post-mortem examinations due to take place this weekend.

Police were contacted by the Fire Service at 12.15pm on Tuesday 7 May, following reports of multiple explosions at a property in The Street.

The building sustained significant damage and structural work had to be undertaken to make it safe to enter.

Enquiries by police and fire service investigators have concluded at the scene, but the investigation is ongoing and it is too early to comment on the possible cause of the explosions.

The deaths remain unexplained at this time, but detectives do not currently believe that there is anyone else involved. Home Office post-mortem examinations are due to take place tomorrow, Saturday 11 May. Formal identification procedures have not yet taken place.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference CAD 122 of 7 May.

Previous release | 7 May 2019

Two people have died following a house fire in Lidgate.

Police were contacted by the Fire Service at 12.15pm today, Tuesday 7 May, following reports of multiple explosions at a property in The Street. 

The building has sustained significant structural damage and utility companies have attended the area to ensure the safety of local residents. 

The cause of the explosions is currently unknown and a joint police and fire investigation into this incident is now taking place. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference CAD 122 of 7 May.