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Humberside Police statement Monday 27 January:

Man who died in Wensley Avenue fire named

Hull

27 Jan 2020

We can now confirm that the man who sadly died in a fire at a property in Wensley Avenue, Hull, on Saturday is 47-year-old Garry Bolton.

We also believe the girl who passed away to be his 10-year-old daughter Paige, although she will not be formally identified until a post mortem examination has been completed.

Mr Bolton’s post mortem examination was held yesterday and our investigation into the circumstances continues today.

The investigation is still at a very early stage and we are not able to provide any further updates or details about the incident at this time.

Chief Superintendent Darren Downs said:

“We are continuing to support the families of those involved at this very difficult time and our thoughts are with them.

“Investigations into this kind of incident are very complex and take time to complete.

“In the meantime I would ask that people avoid speculating about the circumstances and if you have any information you believe would assist our investigation, please get in touch on our non-emergency 101 line, quoting log number 127 of 25 January.”

Investigations continue into fatal fire

Hull

26 Jan 2020

Investigations are continuing today into the circumstances of a fatal house fire in Wensley Avenue, Hull.

We were called to the scene at 7.50am on Saturday, 25 January, following reports of a fire at the property.

Sadly a 47-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and his 10-year-old daughter died at hospital a short time later.

We are unable to release any further details about their identities at this time.

A post mortem examination is being carried out on the man today and another is scheduled to be carried out on the girl next week.

Chief Superintendent Darren Downs said:

“We are continuing to support the families of those involved at this very difficult time and our thoughts are with them.

“We know that this has also had an impact on the wider community, so please feel free to speak to our officers in the area if you have any queries or concerns.

“There is also support available from a number of local agencies and charities for anyone who has been affected by the incident and needs someone to talk to.

“Investigations into this kind of incident are very complex and take time to complete, so it’s unlikely that we will be able to provide any further details about the incident until early next week.

“In the meantime I would ask that people avoid speculating about the circumstances and if you have any information you believe would assist our investigation, please get in touch on our non-emergency 101 line, quoting log number 127 of 25 January.”

Original Humberside Fire statement Saturday 25 Jan, 2020:

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service were called to a house fire in Hull this morning where sadly two people lost their lives.

A 999 call was received from a neighbour at 07.49 and three engines were sent to the house in Wensley Avenue off Cottingham Road. On arrival breathing apparatus crews entered the building and located the male adult and young girl.

The adult male was pronounced dead at the scene and the ten year old girl was passed into the care of paramedics, but died later in hospital.

A fire investigation has begun to establish the cause and origin of the fire. HFRS officers are working at the scene with colleagues from Humberside Police. Fire investigation dogs have also been at Wensley Avenue to assist FI officers.

This has been a tragic incident and thoughts are with all those affected by this morning's events.

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