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Boy dies after being injured in Rugby fire

A five-year-old boy injured in a house fire in Rugby in November 2018 has died in hospital.

He died in the early hours of yesterday (Thursday 21 March) morning.

The incident occurred in the early hours of 15 November 2018 in Wentworth Road.

Two people arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with the incident remain on police bail until April.

A 21-year-old man from Rugby was arrested the same day as the incident.

A 28-year-old woman from Rugby was arrested in January.

Detective Inspector Teresa McKenna, from the Warwickshire Police Major Investigation Unit, said: "We're sad to report that the boy injured in the fire has died and as a result this has now become a murder investigation. We remain committed to establishing the exact circumstances leading up to the fire and continue to appeal to the public for any information that could help with our investigation."

Anyone with information that could help police with their enquiries should call 101 quoting incident 29 of 15 November 2019. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

Posted by Sam Cook, Communications Officer

Published 22/03/19