A 99-year-old woman died after a fire in Bexhill last month but her death was from natural causes, an investigation has found.
A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and released on police bail while inquiries continue.
Sussex Police said today (Monday 11 December): “An investigation into the tragic death of a woman following a fire in Bexhill last month has concluded she died of natural causes.
“Police were called to assist the fire service at a maisonette in St Mark’s Close on Monday 13 November.
“A 99-year-old woman, a neighbour, sadly died after being taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.
“An investigation has concluded her death was not related to the fire and a Coroner’s inquest will not take place. Our thoughts remain with her loved ones at this difficult time.
“The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.
“A 26-year-old man, from Hastings, was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and was released on bail, pending further inquiries.
“Anyone with any information is asked to report it online or via 101, quoting 1457 of 13/11.”
The fire was close to St Mark’s Church, in Little Common. To read our report of the fire, click here.