Police name mum and son who died in tragic house fire

Derbyshire Police have named the two people who died in a tragic house fire in Chesterfield yesterday.

Emergency services attended the fire in Staunton Close at around 2.50am on Sunday 7 April. A woman managed to escape the property but a 65-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man were pronounced dead at the scene.

They have now been named as Sarita Garcia-Perez and her son Sancho Garcia-Bolsover. A Derbyshire Police spokesperson said: “Our thoughts are with their family at this time. They have asked for privacy from the media as they continue to come to terms with their loss.”

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An investigation to establish the cause of the fire is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police quoting incident number 141 of 7 April using the following methods:Facebook – send a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary; Twitter – direct message the force’s contact centre on @DerPolContact; Website – complete the online contact form or Phone – call 101. You can also anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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