Death of man and horses killed in Formby fire 'not suspicious'

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Image caption Andrew Coogan was described as a "devoted uncle" who was "a pleasure to be around"

The death of a man whose body was found by firefighters tackling a blaze that killed a number of horses is not being treated as suspicious, police said.

Andrew Coogan was found dead at the scene of the fire in stables at Shorrocks Hill Country Club in Formby.

An investigation began, but police have now confirmed it is not being treated as a suspected crime.

Mr Coogan's family described him as "a devoted uncle" who "helped many people and was a pleasure to be around".

"We will miss him dearly," they added.

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Image caption Mr Coogan's body was found in a caravan

Firefighters said Mr Coogan's body was found in a caravan and the dead horses in a stable.

Merseyside Police said a post-mortem had taken place but the cause of death had been withheld until toxicology tests had been completed.

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