Devizes fire: Man arrested on suspicion of murder after blaze killed one and injured 8 - THE NEW DAWN ONLINE

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Devizes fire: Man arrested on suspicion of murder after blaze killed one and injured 8


Wiltshire Police, investigating the fire at a block of flats in Devizes, say the man in his 20s has been arrested and remains in custody tonight

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman died in a fire at a block of flats today.

Eight more people were hurt in the blaze in Devizes, Wiltshire.

Now a man in his 20s has been detained and is in custody for questioning.

Wiltshire Police confirmed the woman in his 50s died in hospital after the blaze, which started at around 1am this morning, in Waiblingen Way.

A spokesman for the force said: "The investigation was this morning taken on by the Brunel Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT) assisted by CID and local community officers.

"This evening, a local man aged in his 20s, was arrested on suspicion of murder.

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