1. ITV Report

Man dead and woman in critical condition following Liverpool flat fire

A man died in the fire and a woman is in a critical condition in hospital Photo: PA

A man has died and a woman is in a critical condition following a fire in the Old Swan area of Liverpool last night.

Shortly after 10:45pm Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of a fire at a flat in St Oswalds Street. The man, believed to be in his 40s, was found dead inside and a woman in her 4os was taken to hospital and remains in a critical condition.

Enquiries are ongoing to identify and notify their next of kin.

The cause of the fire is yet to be confirmed and extensive enquiries in the area are still ongoing. Police are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.

Detective Inspector Matt Smith said:

We are working closely with MFRS in establishing the cause of this tragic incident, and I would ask anyone who lives in the area and saw or heard anything just before 11pm last night to come forward.

“You may have home CCTV or have been passing the house in a vehicle which has dashcam. Please check, as this could be vital to our investigation.”

– Detective Inspector Matt Smith
  • Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC or 101 with reference 1090 of 25 August.