Police issue CCTV update on murder probe into Wolverhampton house fire

Emergency services at the scene in Plascom Road in Wolverhampton
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Police have urged witnesses to come forward as they continue a murder investigation following a house fire that claimed the life of a young man and left four others injured. The fire in Plascom Road, Wolverhampton, broke out at around 1.10am on Tuesday, June 25.

A 26-year-old man died in hospital, while a 52-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy were both seriously injured. They remained in a critical but stable condition on Thursday, June 27.

West Midlands Police said its teams have been "working hard to understand what happened and why, and who was responsible". Officers were eager to hear from anyone who was in the East Park area of the city at the time, along with those with dashcam or doorbell footage that may help.

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Supt Martin Hurcomb, from Wolverhampton Police, said: "This remains a focused enquiry into a tragic fire which has claimed the life of one young man and left two other people seriously injured. CCTV is being reviewed as part of the on-going enquiries and we continue to have extra police on patrol in the area who people can talk to if they have concerns.

"We'd like to thank the many people who have already spoken to us as part of our investigation but we'd also urge anyone who does think they can help, to get in contact as their information may prove vital." Information can be passed on by calling 101, or using the live chat facility at www.west-midlands.police.uk, quoting log 218 of June 25.

A Major Incident Public Portal has also been launched to allow people to submit any photos or video. People can also speak anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.