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The man who died in a house fire at Parkview, Cloughoge on Friday 21 May has been named as 62 year old Jimmy Thompson. Police are looking for anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward.

Police also announced that the man died as a result of smoke inhalation.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Gibson said: “Shortly after 11:40pm, colleagues from Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service attended a report of a fire at a mid-terraced bungalow in the area. Two men were rescued from the property, but sadly one man was later pronounced dead at the scene.  Colleagues from Northern Ireland Ambulance Service were also in attendance during the incident."

Jimmy Thompson

A second man was taken to hospital following the incident and remains in a critical but stable condition at this time and Police enquiries are continuing in relation to the circumstances surrounding the incident.

If you were in the area at the time of the incident please contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 2294 21/05/21. A report can also be made online using our non-emergency reporting form via WWW.PSNI.POLICE.UK/MAKEAREPORT

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at CRIMESTOPPERS-UK.ORG

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