At around 7.05pm yesterday (Thursday 4 July) officers were called to a fire on Charles Witts Avenue in Hereford.

When officers arrived, A 33-year-old man was sadly found dead at the scene. His death is being treated as suspicious and an investigation is underway.

A woman, 56, was taken to hospital for further treatment.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody while enquiries continue.

Detective Inspector Catherine Taylor  said “Police, accompanied by fire and ambulance services, attended a house fire last night, where a man was found to have suffered serious injuries.  Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

“His death is currently being treated as suspicious and an investigation has been launched to establish the circumstances. At this stage all lines of enquires are being explored. Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this difficult time.”