Richard Durkin dies in house fire

Police can confirm that the man who sadly died after being rescued from a house fire in Ambleside on 31st December 2013 has been identified as Mr Richard Durkin, aged 58 from Bridge Street, Ambleside.

Mr Durkin died after a house fire and despite efforts by paramedics, died at the scene. His partner who was in the house at the time, a woman aged 53 was not injured.

His family has been informed.

Police are working with Cumbria Fire and Rescue to establish the circumstances of the fire, which as this time are not believed to be suspicious.