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Investigation launched after two killed in house fire

Fire crews at the scene in Maybush Drive Credit: Ruby Fialho

Police are investigating after a fire at a property in Chidham near Chichester in which two people died.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue were called to Maybush Drive at 8.35am on Saturday to a bungalow on fire.

Two casualties, believed to be the occupants of the house, were found by search crews wearing breathing apparatus.

Both were confirmed dead at the scene.

Credit: Chloe Oliver

Detective Chief Inspector Mike Ashcroft from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime team said: "Two people, believed to be the occupants of the house both in their 90s, have sadly died.

An investigation is underway to establish how the fire started which at this stage is unexplained."

Growing concerns for missing 14 year old girl

Lucinda was last seen on Friday evening in Chichester Credit: Sussex Police

Police are growing concerned for a missing teenager from Chichester.

Lucinda Kelly, also known as Lucinda Budd, was last seen leaving her home in Elizabeth Road in Chichester at around 5.15pm on Friday (February 6). The 14-year-old has not returned home as expected.

She was last seen wearing black jeans, a black crop top and a green Parka style coat with a fur collar.

"We are concerned for Lucinda as she was due to return home for her dinner. She is described as 5' 7" with shoulder length brown hair.

– PC Heather Mackay

Anyone who sees Lucinda is asked to contact police on 101.


'I can see you down there' - Tim Peake keeps an eye on the south coast

Major Tim Peake's had a busy 24 hours in space- watching the Six Nations and updating his profile picture on Facebook!

Here's his stunning image of Britain and Europe at night- it might take a second to work out what you're seeing.

The south coast of England is on the left, with France on the right, with the Channel running through the middle.

All looks very small doesn't it?

Lights Credit: Major Tim Peake

He was also a happy man- tuning into England's win over Scotland in the Six nations.

He posted a picture of himself on Twitter wearing his England shirt.

Looking forward to the big match


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