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Pensioner, 70s, dies in Guildford house fire

Several emergency crews were sent to the scene Credit: Steve Parsons / PA WIRE

A man in his seventies has died in a house fire in Guildford.

The fire spread through the roof at the bungalow on Belmont Avenue in the Stoughton area of the city at about 6am on Saturday 25th February.

Six fire crews had to be deployed to fight the flames - it took a number of hours to put the fire out.

Surrey Police said the pensioner was found inside the building. His next-of-kin have been informed.

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Man's body found in Guildford town centre

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A man's body has been discovered by Surrey Police in Guildford town centre this morning.

The man was found in Eastgate Gardens around 9:30am.

The York Road car park is closed while officers investigate the death, which is currently being treated as unexplained.

Police previously announced it was the body of a woman, they have since issued a statement announcing it is in fact a man.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting incident reference P17028751.

TRAVEL - ROADS: SURREY Accidents A3 northbound to London

There have been two accidents on the A3. One lane is blocked and there is very slow traffic due on A3 Northbound between A31 Farnham Road (Hogs Back) and Egerton Road (Cathedral Turn).

There is congestion to the A283 / B3001 Elstead Road. Initially there was just one minor accident that had blocked a lane prior to the Cathedral Turn, but a little further behind it, two other couple of vehicles also collided.

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Man killed in hit and run

A man has been killed in a hit and run in Guildford.

Police were called to Portsmouth Road near the junction of Turnham Close at around 3am this morning, where they found a man in his 20s with serious head injuries.

Surrey Police say although the investigation into the man’s death is still in the early stages, it is believed his injuries are consistent with being involved in a road traffic collision.

A thorough search of the area was conducted but the vehicle has not yet been traced. Officers believe the vehicle will have significant damage and possibly will have had traces of blood on it.

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