1. ITV Report

Woman dies in Grimsby flat fire

Officers providing reassurance

A woman has died following a flat fire in Grimsby in the early hours of today.

Police and fire crews were called to the fire, in Purbeck Road, shortly before 2am. Other flats in the building were evacuated.

The victim has yet to be formally identied. A cordon has been put in place and community police officers are at the scene, providing reassurance whilst enquiries are ongoing.

We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and I would appeal to anyone with any information to contact us. We are particularly keen to hear from anyone that was in this area of Grimsby between midnight and 3am.

– Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Alan Curtis

Anyone with information that could help the enquiry is asked to call 101 quoting log 33 of 22/09/17, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111