Police Name Woman Murdered in Portadown House Fire

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Forensic Offers at Church Street following the death of Alesia Nazarova.

Claudia Savage (PA)

Detectives investigating the murder of a woman in Portadown have named her as Alesia Nazarova.

Ms Nazarova, 37, was found dead after a fire in the Church Street area of Portadown on Tuesday.

A second female who was taken to hospital for treatment following the fire has been discharged.

Detective Chief Inspector Rachel Wilson said: “A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and arson with intent to endanger life. He remains in custody at this time.”

The police investigation continues.

The scene at Church Street in Portadown on Tuesday after police launched a murder investigation following the death of Alesia Nazarova (Photo by PA)

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