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.

Wednesday, 14th August 2019, 3:19 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th August 2019, 4:13 pm
Police and Fire investigators at the scene of fatal fire, Manor House Care Home, Easington Lane, in November last year.

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.

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Patryk Mortimer, who died in the blaze inside the former Manor House Care Home.

Officers arrested six people as part of inquiries, with five now released.

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.

Police and fire investigators at the scene of fatal fire at the Manor House Care Home, Easington Lane.
Officers pictured carrying out inquiries following the blaze.