A murder investigation has been launched after three people were found dead in a house that was on fire in Hemel Hempstead yesterday.

Police were called at 12:34pm on Sunday (March 29) to the house fire and emergency workers found three dead adults inside.

Formal identification has not yet taken place but it is believed that the deceased are a 50-year-old woman, a 57-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman. They were all found in the house in Stuarts Close.

Police have confirmed that they are now treating it as a murder investigation.

Detective Inspector Iain MacPherson, from the Beds, Cambs and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said:

“We are treating this as an isolated incident. Our early inquiries have led us to believe there is no threat to the wider community.

Iain McPherson, Detective Inspector

Anyone with information is urged to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymous tip line on 0800 555 111.