Murder inquiry as mother and four-year-old son die in house fire

A murder investigation has been launched after the bodies of a mother and her four-year-old son were found after a house fire.

The bodies were discovered in a first floor bedroom at about midday on Wednesday - a day and a half after the house in Eastbourne set on fire at 1am on Tuesday.

Sussex Police said they are treating the deaths of the previously unaccounted for occupants as murder and they are treating the incident as arson.

They said they believe the bodies to be of...
source: The Sky News

2018-07-11 17:50
Latest news from The Sky News
today 09:50 Will Dominic Raab's resignation spark a chain reaction?
today 08:47 Uber loses $1bn in three months as growth slows
today 05:38 Supplier to cut power to entire Channel island
today 05:38 Billions of pieces of plastic put on supermarket shelves each year
today 05:38 I don't want to die - mum's plea on pancreatic cancer day
today 01:26 Brexit draft deal: The key points explained
today 00:23 Huge asteroid crater found under the ice in Greenland
today 00:23 Brexit draft agreement: Westminster mood 'much, much worse' than after Chequers
today 23:20 Theresa May on 'shaky ground' as split cabinet backs Brexit agreement
yesterday 21:14 Hammond and Clark urge business support for Brexit deal
yesterday 21:14 Queen hails Charles as 'respected heir to the throne'
yesterday 21:14 Stephen-Alan Nicholson charged with murder of Lucy McHugh, 13
yesterday 20:11 EuroMillions: Location of £76m jackpot winner revealed as prize remains unclaimed
yesterday 18:05 Beverley Sister Babs dies at 91, with tributes paid to the 'forerunners of the Spice Girls'
yesterday 17:03 Police hunt woman who 'choked' McDonald's manager after ketchup row
yesterday 17:03 Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth share photo of home destroyed by California wildfires
yesterday 17:02 Snapchat mines teen users with Friendship Profiles
yesterday 17:02 Spitting Image archive including Margaret Thatcher dummy moves to Cambridge University
yesterday 17:02 41-gun salute to mark Prince Charles' 70th birthday
yesterday 17:02 Alex Salmond allegations: Nicola Sturgeon 'emphatically' denies being part of 'cover-up'
Latest news from Great Britain
today 10:14 Queen compares Prince Charles to TREE and hails CAMILLA in birthday speech
today 10:14 James Bulger killer Jon Venables threatened to ‘BATTER BABY’ while awaiting trial
today 10:14 Labour vows to VOTE DOWN Brexit deal and first minister quits in double blow to May
today 10:14 Banksy mural to be WHITEWASHED after being sold for £561,000
today 10:14 Queen eats bananas with fork to avoid eating like MONKEY
today 10:14 'Aliens are HERE' Conspiracy frenzy as 'gigantic UFO' spotted hovering in sky
today 10:14 BREAKING: Walkers issue urgent recall on crisps over allergy fears
today 10:14 Island DISAPPEARS from satellite images sparking government cover-up frenzy
today 10:14 BREAKING: Theresa May rocked AGAIN as FOURTH minister resigns over Brexit
today 10:14 China creates nuclear powered ’artificial sun’ to burn at 100,000,000 degrees
today 10:14 BREAKING: Pound PLUNGES in Brexit deal after Dominic Raab resigns in protest of PM
today 10:05 Brexit Secretary Raab resigns thrusting May's government into turmoil
today 09:56 California Wildfires Death Toll Rises To 56 After Popular Retiree Town Is Totally Destroyed
today 09:56 Wait, Did Theresa May Just Say There Might Be 'No Brexit'?
today 09:56 Christopher Eccleston 'Took Legal Action' Against BBC After 'Doctor Who' Exit
today 09:56 Dominic Raab Resigns As Brexit Secretary Over Theresa May's Deal
today 09:50 Will Dominic Raab's resignation spark a chain reaction?
today 09:36 Former Celtic player Kris Commons in embarrassing fess up over Robert Snodgrass
today 09:36 Bothwell's Jubilee Garden remembers the Fallen with a stunning cascade of knitted poppies
today 09:36 Morrisons in Kilmarnock launches giant breakfast roll to get you started in the morning
today 09:36 Broken hip woman, 74, lies in rainy street during almost three-hour ambulance wait
today 09:36 Galston vet who put over 200 dogs through 'appalling pain' is struck off
today 09:36 OAP lay in pouring rain for 2.5 hours waiting for ambulance after breaking hip in fall
today 09:35 Mum's anguish as 'charity dumps dead baby son's ashes at tip'
today 09:35 Mum's anguish as 'charity dumps dead baby son's ashes at tip'
today 09:35 Brexit secretary Dominic Raab quits saying deal threatens integrity of UK
today 09:35 Search for missing £76,300,000 Euromillions lottery winner continues
today 09:35 American cannabis expert warns UK government ‘relax laws or be left behind’
today 09:35 Grandmother, 87, with Alzheimer’s locked in minibus for hours after driver forgot her
today 09:35 Jon Venables, 10, says ‘I killed James’ in police interview heard for first time
today 09:35 Pound plummets as ministers resign over final Brexit plan
today 09:35 Amazon Black Friday 2018 - 12 early deals on 4K TVs, smartphones and Nintendo Switch
today 09:35 Meghan Markle made a very subtle nod to Princess Diana during her most recent appearance
today 09:35 'DEATH of DEMOCRACY' Hartley-Brewer ATTACKS Theresa May for selling out Britons
today 09:35 Europe stock market in the green as pound PLUMMETS from Brexit TURMOIL
today 09:35 Type 2 diabetes: Add more of this carbohydrate to your diet to manage the condition
today 09:35 BBC host Nick Robinson TEARS APART Keir Starmer over Labour Brexit stance - 'TRY AGAIN'
today 09:35 Brexit news: Who is Dominic Raab? Why has he quit? Resignation letter IN FULL
today 09:35 Rachel Riley: ‘It still hurts’ Countdown star spills on ‘painful’ memory on show
today 09:35 Vodafone Black Friday 2018: Best UK deals, offers, discounts - what to expect
today 09:35 Brexit BOMBSHELL: How Theresa May BETRAYED David Cameron before EU referendum
today 09:35 Project Fear on SPEED: Matt Hancock reveals Britons could DIE in event of no deal Brexit
today 09:35 John Lewis Christmas advert 2018: ‘A product they don't sell' Fans SLAM Elton John advert
today 09:35 Worse than Chequers! Brexiteer 'head in hands' as he names Theresa May REPLACEMENT
today 09:35 Pound LIVE: GBP Sterling PLUMMETS against euro as Raab and Vara QUIT over May Brexit deal
today 09:35 ‘Brexit means REMAIN!’ Nigel Farage so angry about ‘lowest point in lifetime’
today 09:35 Daily Horoscope for November 15: YOUR star sign reading, zodiac and astrology forecast TOD
today 09:35 EXCLUSIVE: Do YOU back Theresa May’s Brexit deal? Vote NOW in our People’s Poll
today 09:23 MiSafes' child-tracking smartwatches are 'easy to hack'
today 09:23 Royal Mail profits more than halve
Watch the news from UK on Facebook