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Ipswich man arrested on suspicion of murdering 86-year-old will not be prosecuted

PUBLISHED: 16:56 01 June 2017 | UPDATED: 16:56 01 June 2017

Police are at the scene. File picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Police are at the scene. File picture: LUCY TAYLOR

A 69-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder after an 86-year-old man died following a bungalow fire in the town's Fuchsia Lane, Ipswich, last year will not be prosecuted.

The Crown Prosecution Service has told detectives there is insufficient evidence for a prosecution.

John Allen died in hospital following the fire and since then police have been carrying out a comprehensive investigation into the cause of the blaze and the circumstances around the incident.

Anne-Marie Breach, of Suffolk Constabulary, said: “Suffolk Police put together a file for consideration by the Crown Prosecution Service who have found there was insufficient evidence to proceed with a prosecution.”

“The full findings of the investigation will be heard at an inquest into Mr Allen’s death, which will be heard in due course.

The tragedy occurred following a fire which began in the early hours of March 30 last year.

The 69-year-old man was arrested on November 8.

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