Woman, 64, arrested on suspicion of murder after man dies in house fire 

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A 64-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of a murder after a man died in a house fire.

Police were called by the fire service to reports of a blaze at a property on Windermere Road in Heaviley, Stockport, Greater Manchester, at around 9pm last night.  

Emergency services attended and discovered the body of a man inside the house.

Today, police confirmed a suspect had been arrested, though a scene remains in place on the road while the investigation continues.

Officers say they are treating the fire as an isolated incident and that enquiries into the circumstances of the fire remain ongoing.

A 64-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of a murder after a man died in a house fire

A 64-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of a murder after a man died in a house fire

Police were called by the fire service to reports of a blaze at a property on Windermere Road in Heaviley, Stockport, Greater Manchester, at around 9pm last night

Police were called by the fire service to reports of a blaze at a property on Windermere Road in Heaviley, Stockport, Greater Manchester, at around 9pm last night

Detective Chief Inspector Gina Brennand of Greater Manchester Police’s Stockport District said: ‘Very sadly, we can confirm that last night’s fire has led to the death of a man.

‘Specialist officers are supporting the man’s family at this distressing time and our thoughts remain with them.

‘While we have arrested a woman in connection with this incident, we would continue to appeal to anyone with information to contact officers.

‘Were you in the area at the time or have any details that can assist our enquiries? If so, please get in touch.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 8692 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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