Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man's death 'unexplained' after Newport bungalow fire

A 79-year-old man has been found dead following a fire at a bungalow on the Isle of Wight.

The blaze broke out at the property in Furrlongs, Newport, shortly after 05:20 BST.

Police said the death was being treated as "unexplained" and inquiries were being made by the joint services' Arson Task Force into the fire's cause.

Detectives said a police cordon would remain around the property for several days while investigations continued.

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