Police step up search for killer

A fatal fire in West Sussex on Thursday is being treated as a murder investigation. A 59-year-old man died in the blaze in Old Glebe, Fernhurst.

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Man assaulted before fatal fire

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A man whose body was found in a burning house in Fernhurst had been seriously assaulted before his death. Fifty nine year old Michael Griffiths was found by firefighters at his home in Old Glebe Road on Thursday morning.

A post mortem examination has not established his cause of death and further tests are being carried out.

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