Woman's body found in Alton house after fire

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The woman's body was discovered when a house in Castle Hill Road, Alton, was searched following reports of a fire

An elderly woman's body has been found in a house in Staffordshire following a fire.

The 88-year-old was discovered during a search of the home in Castle Hill Road, Alton, on Friday morning at 10:05 GMT, police said.

Crews from Cheadle, Ipstones, Leek and Longton were called to the scene.

A joint investigation into the death and the fire is being carried out by the county's police and fire services and with West Midlands Fire Service.

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