Suspicious death after Hartlepool house fire

Scene of incident
Image caption Emergency services were called to Westbourne Road

An investigation is under way after a woman's body was found following a fire at a house in Hartlepool.

The discovery was made by emergency services called to an address on Westbourne Road, at about 08:25 BST.

Cleveland Police said the death was being treated as suspicious. The woman, who was described as elderly, has not yet been identified.

A post-mortem examination will be held later, and police have appealed for information.

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