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Domestic murder inquiry launched after three dead in New Year’s Day house fire

Tragedy: The scene of the house fire in Kirton, near Boston, Lincolnshire, where police have launched a domestic-related murder investigation

A DOMESTIC-related murder investigation has been launched after three people were found dead following a New Year’s Day house fire.

The blaze happened in Peartree Road, Kirton, near Boston, in Lincolnshire, in the early hours.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: ‘It will take some time to formally identify them but at this time we believe we know who they are and their families have been notified and family liaison officers are in contact with them.

‘We can confirm that we are treating this as a domestic-related murder investigation, but we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this.’

The investigation is being led by officers from the regional East Midlands Specialist Operations Unit, alongside local police.

Superintendent Di Coulson, of Lincolnshire Police, said: ‘This is a tragic crime and our thoughts are with the family and friends of those involved.

‘We are in contact with the families and will ensure that this is a thorough investigation as we try and understand what happened.’

Searching for clues: Investigators at the scene where three people were found dead after a New Year’s Day fire PICS: PA

The police have appealed for anyone with information about the occupants of the address, to get in touch.

Officers also want to hear from drivers who may have been in or near Peartree Road, from 3pm on New Year’s Eve up to 3am on New Year’s Day morning, and who may have dashcam footage, or saw anything, to make contact on 101.