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Police have revealed that a man found dead after a fire at his home in Leeds had been stabbed.
75-year-old John Campbell's body was found after the blaze at the house in Farnley in the early hours of Tuesday. Police are appealing for information.
Sally Simpson has the latest on the fatal house fire in Farnley near Leeds.
Residents say there was little that could be done to save a man who died in a house fire at Farnley in Leeds early today. The blaze destroyed the house in Bawn Vale and also badly damaged the neighbouring house. Both properties are expected to be demolished.
Neighbour, Mark Ramsden, said he couldn't get near the burning building.
"There was nothing you could do. The windows were blown out, flames coming through the ceiling," he said.
The man who died, thought to be in his 60s or 70s, has not yet been formally identfied. An investigation into what caused the fire is underway.
Firefighters were called to Bawn Valey, Farnley shortly after 4am and discovered the body of a man inside the property. Inquiries are in the early stages to determine what caused the fire.
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Police have revealed that a pensioner who was found dead at his home in Leeds after a fire had been stabbed.