A man has died due to a house fire

A man has died due to a house fire in Stockport.

Police and fire department were called following a fire at a house on Windermere Road in Heaviley on Tuesday night.

Paramedics inside the property found the body of a man at around 9 pm.

A 64-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder.

An investigation is underway of the fire.

Detective Chief Inspector Gina Brennand 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.”

Police officers haven’t reached any details about the man’s age and identity yet.

Police says anyone who has information and can help about the fire need to call them on 0161 856 8692.

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