Police probe Derry fire fatality

The scene of the fire at Winchester Park. (2104SL35)

The scene of the fire at Winchester Park. (2104SL35)

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A man found dead after a house fire in Derry’s Waterside last night has been named locally as 46-year-old William Robb.

Police were last night continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the fatal fire at Winchester Park in the Kilfennan area.

A spokesperson said: “Police responded to the incident at around 11.40pm on Friday, 19 April. A full examination will take place to determine the cause of the fire.”

The property was cordoned off while PSNI forensics officers carried out an investigation at the scene.

The incident has been described as a tragic loss of life by local DUP Councillor April Garfield-Kidd.

Waterside SDLP Councillor Gerard Diver also extended his sympathies to the family of the deceased.