Newry Fire: Man, 42, Arrested on Suspicion of Murder | Newry Times

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Thursday, May 27th, 2021
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Detectives investigating a fatal house fire at the Parkview area of Newry have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.


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The fire, which was reported to police at around 11:40 pm on Friday 21 May, is being treated as deliberate.



Shortly after 11:40 pm, Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service attended a report of a fire at a mid-terraced bungalow in the area.

Two men were rescued from the property, but sadly one man was later pronounced dead at the scene. 

62-year-old Jimmy Thompson died due to smoke inhalation.



A second man was taken to hospital following the incident and remains in a critical but stable condition.

Earlier this week, Detective Chief Inspector Mark Gibson appealed for information, “We would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 2294 21/05/21.

He added, “A report can also be made online using our non-emergency reporting form.

“You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online.”



The 42-year-old remains in police custody at this time.


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