One man under investigation as part of arson attack murder inquiry as new inquest date is set for victim Patryk Mortimer
One man remains under investigation as part a murder inquiry into the death of a man in a fire at a former care home.
Patryk Mortimer, 39, was living in the Manor House property off High Street in Easington Lane, when a fire broke out in the early hours of Saturday, November 3, last year.
He was found unconscious inside the building and pronounced dead a short time later.
Detectives from Northumbria Police confirmed they had launched a murder investigation after it was found the fire had been started deliberately.
Officers arrested six people as part of inquiries, with five now released.
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One man remains under investigation, as police piece together the sequence of events which led to the fire starting.
The update comes as Sunderland Coroner’s Court held a pre-inquest review into Patryk’s death.
The court heard police inquiries are ongoing, with the case adjourned until Monday, December 17.