Names released of two people who died in house fire in Lidgate

Two people who died in a house fire in Lidgate are now being named by police and post-mortem examinations have taken place.

Police were contacted by the Fire Service at 12.15pm on Tuesday, May 7, following reports of multiple explosions at a property in The Street.

Pending formal coroner’s inquest proceedings, police have provisionally identified the deceased as Pamela Tierney, aged 78, and Julie Tierney, aged 50. Pamela and Julie were mother and daughter and both resided at the address in The Street, Lidgate.

Home Office post-mortem examinations took place on Saturday, May 11, and the initial conclusions are that Pamela died as a result of natural causes and Julie as a result of inhalation of fire fumes.

The deaths are not being treated as suspicious and a file will now be prepared for the coroner. Detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

Enquiries by police and fire service investigators have concluded at the scene, but the investigation is ongoing and it is too early to comment on the possible cause of the explosions.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference CAD 122 of May 7.

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