Man Dies In Suspected Arson In Bray

A 55-year-old man has died in a house fire in Bray, Co Wicklow in the early hours of Friday morning.

Gardaí say that they are treating the fire, at a property on Oldcourt Avenue, as arson.

The man's body was taken to St Columcille's Hospital in Loughlinstown. A post-mortem is due to be carried out today.

Gardaí say another man, aged in his 20s, was also in the house at the time of the fire but escaped without injury.

The house has been sealed off pending a forensic examination.

Gardaí in Bray have appealed for witnesses or anyone who may have seen any suspicious behaviour in the vicinity of Oldcourt Avenue area before 4.30am to contact them on 01-6665300, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.


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