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Third Man Arrested in Connection with Fatal House Fire in Wolverhampton

Authorities have arrested a third man as investigations into a fatal house fire in the Dunstall Hill area continue. The tragic incident, which occurred yesterday morning (May 11), claimed the lives of two young women in their early twenties.

The Incident

Emergency services responded to a fire at an address in Dunstall Hill shortly before 2am on May 11. Tragically, two women lost their lives in the blaze. Four other individuals were also affected, with three sustaining non-serious injuries. However, one woman remains in a serious condition and is receiving medical attention.

Ongoing Investigation

Collaborating closely with the fire service, authorities are diligently working to determine the cause of the fire. As part of their inquiries, two men—aged 19 and 22—were arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder. Authorities have now been granted additional time to question these individuals.

A Third Suspect Detained

In a significant development, a 46-year-old man, who is believed to have a connection to the victims, has been further detained on suspicion of murder. Investigators will question him as part of the ongoing investigation.

Community Impact

Chief Superintendent Richard Fisher, from the Wolverhampton Local Policing Area, expressed condolences for the loss of life: “Two women have tragically lost their lives, and our thoughts are with their loved ones during this deeply distressing time. We recognise the impact this tragedy has had on the community, and we are conducting our investigation with utmost sensitivity.”

Seeking Answers

“This is a very active investigation,” Chief Superintendent Fisher emphasised. “It’s crucial that we leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of answers regarding what happened.”

How You Can Help

Authorities urge anyone with information related to the incident to come forward. You can reach out via Live Chat on the official website or by calling 101. When contacting authorities, please reference incident number 360 of May 11, 2024.

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