Wellingborough ex-hotel fire: Steven Chennell died from breathing smoke

Steven Chennell
Image caption Steven Chennell was described as "much loved" by his family

A suspected murder victim who was found after a fire at a former hotel, died from breathing in smoke.

Rough sleeper Steven Chennell, 48, was found in the building on Midland Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, last Tuesday.

Northamptonshire Police said a post-mortem examination had been carried out and the force was awaiting the results of a further pathologist's report.

A 36-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed until 1 May.

Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death.

The fire, which began at about 21:00 GMT last Tuesday, was put out about an hour later by fire crews.

The cause of the blaze is not yet known.

Mr Chennell's family said he was "much loved" and "touched the heart of everyone he met."

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