Hereford & Worcester

Worcester fatal flat fire: Family appeal for help

The family of a man who died after a fire in Worcester have asked for anyone with information to come forward.

Andrew Heath, 52, was found in his flat in Chedworth Close on 14 December.

His sister Leia Charleson said: "Christmas was very distressing. Any small piece of information could make all the difference."

Det Ch Insp Paul Williamson, from West Mercia Police, said they were still trying to confirm whether the attack was random or targeted.

'Been eradicated'

Ms Charleson said: "He was a much loved family member and wonderful son to my parents, who are devastated by his untimely death.

"He was a kind and caring man who would help anyone especially those in need.

"The fire destroyed all of his most precious possessions, it feels as if he's been eradicated but whoever killed him will never take away our memories."

Last month the police arrested and released two men in connection with the investigation.

Mr Wiliamson said they had taken more than 220 witness statements and made more than 260 house to house inquiries.

He said: "We are particularly interested in finding out who Andrew was in contact with - whether that be online or offline.

"I do believe that someone in the public holds the key. That vital piece of information that can help us."

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