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Fire in Kings Heath being treated as suspicious

Firefighters remain at the scene on Kings Heath High Street Credit: ITV News Central

Police have confirmed they are treating a fire at a shop on Kings Heath High Street as suspicious.

Smoke covers High Street in Kings Heath Credit: ITV News Central

The road will remain closed for the rest of the day after firefighters were called out just after 5am this morning.

The Cash Converters shop has been destroyed in the blaze. Nobody has been injured.

Firefighters tackle plaze at Cash Converters in Kings Heath Credit: ITV News Central

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Fire destroys Cash Converters in Kings Heath

Firefighters damping down at the scene on Kings Heath High Street Credit: ITV News Central

Firefighters are damping down after a fire broke out at the Cash Converters store on Kings Heath High Street in Birmingham.

West Midlands Fire Service confirmed they were in attendance at the blaze shortly after 6am this morning. The road remains closed between York Road and Heathfield Road/Silver Street.

National Express West Midlands has diverted the number 35 and 50 bus services.

Fire in Kings Heath, Birmingham

Firefighters tackle plaze at Cash Converters in Kings Heath Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

Police are urging motorists to avoid Kings Heath High Street in Birmingham because of a fire at Cash Converters. West Midlands Police have told ITV Central the road is likely to remain closed between York Road and Silver Street for much of the morning.

Diversions are in place down Institute Road.

Mystery remains over deaths of mother and daughter

The house in Kings Heath where the bodies of the mother and daughter were discovered in February

Police investigating the deaths of an elderly mother and daughter whose bodies were discovered in a Birmingham house last month have named them as Irene Sawyer and Kathleen Sawyer.

The pair were found dead in their Kings Heath home on the 11th February after concerned neighbours contacted the emergency services.

However, the events surrounding their deaths remains unclear. Post mortem examinations have now confirmed that 95-year-old Irene Sawyer died as a result of suffocation and 64-year-old Kathleen died from significant blood loss from a chest injury.

However it remains unclear whether this was self inflicted or as a result of natural causes.

West Midlands Police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths and the case has been referred to the coroner.

Kings Heath deaths still being treated as 'unexplained'

Police are continuing to investigate the deaths of two women who were found in a Kings Heath address on Monday.

The post mortem examinations have been carried out on the two women aged 64 and 95, who have not yet been formally identified.

The deaths are still being treated as unexplained, but police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

Yesterday, police ruled out carbon monoxide poisoning after the fire service conducted tests at the property.

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Post mortem examination after mother and daughter were found dead

Post mortem examinations will be carried out today on the bodies of a mother and daughter who were found dead at a house in Birmingham on Monday.

Police have ruled out that the 95 and 64 year old died from carbon monoxide poisioning.

Police and fire crew officers forced entry to the terraced home in Balaclava Road, Kings Heath, just before 7pm to find the mother and daughter inside the address. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Police rule out death by carbon monoxide

Police investigating the deaths of two elderly women who were found in a Kings Heath house yesterday (Monday 11 February) have ruled out carbon monoxide poisoning.

Police and fire crew officers forced entry to the terraced home in Balaclava Road, Birmingham, just before 7pm to find the mother and daughter, aged 95 and 64, inside the address. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.

The post mortems will be carried out tomorrow, however tests conducted by the fire service confirmed there was no carbon monoxide leak in the property.

The deaths are still being treated as unexplained.

Two elderly bodies found at a house in Kings Heath

Police are investigating the deaths of two elderly women whose bodies were found in a house in Kings Heath yesterday (Monday 11th).

House in Kings Heath Credit: ITV Central

Fire crews and the police forced entry into the home just before 7pm last night.

They found a 95-year-old who is believed to be the mother and a 64-year-old, believed to be the daughter, inside the property. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Police outside the home Credit: ITV Central

The deaths are being treated as unexplained as a police inquiry is launched into the circumstances of their deaths.

The street closed off Credit: ITV Central

Bodies of two elderly women found in a house in Kings Heath

Police are investigating the deaths of two elderly women whose bodies were found in a house in Kings Heath yesterday (Monday 11th).

Fire crews and the police forced entry into the home just before 7pm last night.

They found a 95-year-old who is believed to be the mother and a 64-year-old, believed to be the daughter, inside the property. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.

The deaths are being treated as unexplained as a police inquiry is launched into the circumstances of their deaths.

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