Derbyshire explosion: Female victim died of stab wounds
22 September 2015
From the section Derby
The blast and fire destroyed much of the house
A woman whose body was found after an explosion destroyed a house died of stab wounds, police have said.
The bodies, believed to be Shelley Saxton-Cooper, 45 and Simon Saxton-Cooper, 50, were found after emergency services were called to a house in Riddings, Derbyshire.
Post-mortem examinations found Shelley died as a result of stab wounds and Simon died from smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire is not yet known.
Police launched a murder inquiry after the couple were found dead in the partly-collapsed building on Sunday.
The blaze destroyed much of the building’s roof and fire crews had to wait several hours for the remaining structure to be declared safe before they could recover the …read more
Source:: BBC UK