Lancashire

Rossendale house fire death: Man charged with murder

Leanne Collopy Image copyright Family photo
Image caption Leanne Collopy was rescued from a fire but later died in hospital

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman, who died after being pulled from a house fire in Lancashire.

Leanne Collopy, 25, died in hospital on 3 August, four days after being rescued in Burnley Road, Rawtenstall, along with a man and a child.

A post-mortem examination found she died as a result of burns and multiple stab wounds.

Saleem Said, 39, from Rawtenstall, faces charges of murder, attempted murder and arson.

He is due before Preston magistrates on Wednesday.

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