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15 February 2012, 05:28
Police have launched a murder investigation after a 40-year-old man died in a flat fire in Blyth.
It happened at 11.39am on Tuesday, February 14th, when police received a report from the fire service of a fire in a flat at Nordale House.
Police and paramedics attended the scene where the body of a man was discovered. The 40-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
Following a Home Office post mortem, Police have decided to treat the man's death as murder.
He's not been identified yet.
The investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact police on 101, extension 69191 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.