Stockton on the Forest woman dies in house fire

A woman in her 70s has been killed in a house fire near York.

The blaze at a property on Sandy Lane in Stockton on the Forest happened at about 10:00 BST on Saturday.

North Yorkshire Police said the woman, who has not been named, was found inside the house and pronounced dead at the scene.

Fire and police investigators spent several hours at the property but said the blaze did not appear to have been started deliberately.

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