Man arrested in connection with a death after Flat fire Mere Road


Police have this evening (Monday 22 April) arrested a Leicestershire man in connection with the death of Leah Fray.



The man, who is 56, was arrested at an address in Barwell. He remains in custody and enquiries into the circumstances surrounding Leah’s death are ongoing.


Her body was found when police were called to a report of a fire at a flat in Mere Road – at the junction with Diseworth Street - in the Highfields area of Leicester shortly after 7am yesterday (Sunday).



Detective Chief Inspector Michelle Keen, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) Major Crime team is leading the investigation.


She said: “While we have arrested a man in connection with Leah’s death, we would still like to speak to anyone who knew Leah or recognises her from the image we have issued.


“I would also like to speak to anyone who visited the block of flats in which Leah lived or has knowledge of people visiting those properties.


“If you were driving through the area yesterday morning and have a dash cam installed in your vehicle, or you live nearby and have a CCTV camera at your address, please let us know.


Any information you have about Leah could be of great help to my investigation.”


Call 101, quoting incident 131 of 21 April.


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