Elderly woman dies in retirement home apartment fire

An elderly woman has died in a fire in an apartment at a retirement home.

The fire was reported at about 14:50 on Saturday at an address in Elm Lane in Reading, Berkshire.

Det Ch Insp Matthew Healey of Thames Valley Police said: "We are currently trying to establish the cause of the fire.

"It is being treated as unexplained. We are carrying out investigations which will allow us to confirm if there is cause for suspicion."