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Fatal house fire started after 'gas supply tampered with'

A house fire that killed a couple and the husband's mother in Bolton was started after the gas supply was tampered with, police believe. It is thought one line of inquiry was that the husband had unlawfully killed his wife before starting the fire.

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Bolton house fire victim named

A woman who died following a house fire in Bolton that killed two other people has been named by police.

Dolleh Joseph, 74, was rescued by fire fighters from an upstairs bedroom and taken to hospital in the early hours of yesterday morning, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Greater Manchester Police has said the fire is being treated as suspicious.

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