Easington Lane fire death: Two more people arrested

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image captionThe fire started in a former care home in Easington Lane

Two further people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in a fire at a former care home.

Patryk Mortimer was found unconscious in a building that previously housed Manor House Care Home, in Easington Lane, Sunderland.

The 39-year-old died later in hospital. Nine other people were brought out of the property by firefighters.

A 21-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman have now been arrested and are in police custody.

Two men, aged 23 and 35, who were arrested on suspicion of murder on 4 November, the day after the fire, have been released while investigations continue.

Northumbria Police said more than 400 hours of CCTV footage had been seized as part of the inquiry.

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image captionPatryk Mortimer died in hospital
image captionNine other people were rescued from the fire at the former care home

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