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Body of missing Hitchin man found

Leonard Scott.

The body of a man who went missing on New Year’s Day has been found.

Leonard Scott, 64, from Hitchin, was reported missing after his car was found in the car park of a pub in Great Barford on New Year’s Day.

A body was recovered from the river in St Ives on Monday 14 March and has been formally identified as Leonard Scott.

The family of Mr Scott have been informed, and police are now liaising with the coroner.

One confirmed dead as two homes destroyed by fire

One person was killed as fire ripped through two homes in Hertfordshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Firefighters in Hertfordshire have confirmed a person was found dead inside a house destroyed by fire at the weekend.

A family of four from a neighbouring property escaped the blaze at Offley near Hitchin in Hertfordshire.

Firefighters are investigating the cause of the fire at Offley, Hertfordshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Fire crews were still damping down more than 36 hours after the fire started on Sunday morning.

The cause is not yet known.

Firefighters believe one person killed in Hertfordshire fire

Firefighters believe one person has been killed in a blaze in Hertfordshire.

The fire service believes one person died in the fire in Hertfordshire. Credit: Paul Wood.

Crews were called to Hole's Farm Cottages at Offley, near Hitchin, at about 6.15am on Sunday.

The fire service said it was "investigating the possibility of a fatality" in the house where the blaze started.

It spread to an adjoining property where a family of four lived. They were all uninjured.

A spokesman for Hertfordshire Fire Service urged people to check their smoke alarms and make sure they had an escape plan for their home.

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Family of four left homeless after blaze

A family of four have been left homeless today after a fire ripped through two houses in Hertfordshire.

The damaged homes at Offley, near Hitchin. Credit: Paul Wood

Crews will remain on the scene of the blaze at Hole's Farm, Offley, near Hitchin, for much of the day.

It began in one of the cottages just before 6.15am and quickly spread to the adjoining property.

The roofs of both homes have been destroyed.

The family were checked over by an ambulance crew at the scene but did not require treatment.

Emergency services at the scene at Offley, near Hitchin. Credit: Paul Wood.

Appeal for witnesses after fatal crash near Hitchin

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal crash near Hitchin in the early hours of this morning.

The collision occurred at around 3am on Preston Road, Gosmore. Just one car was involved, a blue Peugeot 106, which overturned.

Emergency Services attended but an occupant was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information should call PC Shona Gillen or Sergeant Richard Barker via the Herts Police non-emergency number 101.

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