Murder inquiry into Redcar house fire death
A murder investigation is under way in Redcar after the death of a man whose body was recovered from a house fire.
Cleveland Police said a post-mortem examination carried out on the 77-year-old victim showed that he had died as a result of an assault.
A forensic team has sealed off the property in Pennine Crescent to try to piece together events leading up to the fire early on Saturday.
A 50-year-old local man has been arrested and is being questioned.