Murder probe as two women die and another fights for life after house fire


Two women have tragically died in a house fire and another is fighting for her life in hospital as detectives launched a murder probe. Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

West Midlands Police said they were called to Dunstall Hill, in Wolverhampton, alongside other emergency services, just before 2am, today, Saturday, May 11. Sadly, two women, aged in their 20s, were confirmed dead at the scene. Another woman, who is in a critical condition, and three men were rushed to hospital.

Two men, aged 19 and 22, have been held on suspicion of murder. Inquiries continue.

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In a statement, police said: "We've arrested two men on suspicion of murder after two women have died following a house fire in Wolverhampton this morning (May 11). We were called to Dunstall Hill, alongside other emergency services, just before 2am.

"Two women, understood to be in their early 20s, were tragically confirmed dead at the scene and our thoughts are with their loved ones at this terrible time. Three men and a woman were taken to hospital, with the woman currently in a critical condition.

"Following initial enquiries we've arrested two men, aged 19 and 22. The men, who are understood to be known to the women, will now be questioned. We're working with fire service colleagues to establish the cause of the fire and a scene currently remains in place.

"We have officers in the area as our enquiries, including reviewing all available footage, continue. Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat on our website, or by calling 101, and quote 360 of 11/5/24."

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