Fatal flat fire in Sheffield was started deliberately – but is not suspicious

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A fatal flat fire in Sheffield was started deliberately but is not being treated as suspicious by the police.

Emergency services were alerted to a blaze in a block of flats on St Lawrence Road, near St Lawrence Glebe, Tinsley, on Wednesday afternoon and found the body of a man.

A fatal flat fire on St Lawrence Road, Tinsley, is believed to have been started deliberately.

A fatal flat fire on St Lawrence Road, Tinsley, is believed to have been started deliberately.

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Nigel Chatterton, named locally, perished in his flat and a multi-agency investigation into the cause of the blaze was launched.

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It has been revealed today that the fire was started deliberately but is not being treated as suspicious by South Yorkshire Police.