Swindon flat fire: Victim named as Sharon McQuarrie

Thorley Court in Abbey Meads in Swindon
Image caption The cause of the fire is being investigated by police

Police have named a woman who died in a fire at a Swindon flat as 32-year-old Sharon McQuarrie.

She died at Thorley Court in Hayward Close, Abbey Meads, in the early hours of Monday.

Wiltshire Police said a post-mortem examination was inconclusive.

The force is treating the death as unexplained and said a cause will not be known until toxicology tests are complete.

A 25-year-old man taken to Frenchay Hospital near Bristol with severe burns is in a stable condition.

Police are continuing to investigate the fire.

Det Insp Matt Davey said: "The exact circumstances of how this fire started are yet to be established and we will obviously be speaking to the man who is in hospital as part of our investigation.

"Clearly, his welfare takes priority and I will be guided by his doctors to let me know when this will be possible."

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