1. ITV Report

Man killed in Northumberland house fire named

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Police have confirmed the identity of a man who died following a fire at a property in Ashington earlier this week, as Graham Green.

Emergency services were called to an address in Milburn Road on Thursday, June 6 at 11.41pm after a fire broke out.

While carrying out a search of the property, a crew from Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service found a body, which has now been formally identified as the 39-year-old occupant.

His family are currently being supported by specially-trained officers from Northumbria Police and an investigation has been launched.

  • Detective Inspector Joanne Brooks from Northumbria Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry team said:

We are now carrying out an investigation to help us understand the events leading up to the fire.

We have family liaison officers in place who are supporting Graham’s family and would ask that their privacy is respected at this incredibly difficult time.

Our investigation is very much ongoing and we would like to hear from anyone who might have information about this incident, or, anyone who saw Graham or knows of his whereabouts in the hours before the fire.

– Northumbria Police