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Police issue photos of man and woman who died in a house fire

Posted by Ellie Watson on 07 April 2022

​The deaths of a man and woman in a house fire are not currently being treated as suspicious, police have confirmed.

A joint fire and police investigation remains ongoing to establish the cause of the blaze which was reported in Whittier Road, Sneinton, at 12.43am on Saturday 26 March 2022.

The terraced house and adjoining properties were evacuated as fire crews tackled the blaze which was extinguished at 2.35am.

Paul Cox, aged 51, and Jennifer Jones, aged 40, were pronounced dead at the scene. A pet Jack Russell also died in the fire.

Detective Sergeant James Hirst, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Our thoughts are with the families and friends at this difficult time.

“Their deaths are not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Assistant Chief Fire Officer for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, Michael Sharman, said "We would like to send our sincere condolences to the friends and family during this time.

"This incident is a reminder of the devastating consequences of fire."

Jennifer Jones
Jennifer Jones, 40.
Paul Cox
Paul Cox, 51.