Man’s body found in the burnt-out shell of ho­tel

Caernarfon Herald - - NEWS -

AMAN’S body has been found in a fire-rav­aged ho­tel in Aberys­t­wyth. Dyfed Powys Po­lice have con­firmed they have dis­cov­ered the re­mains of a man in the Ty Bel­grave House Ho­tel on Marine Ter­race.

The ho­tel was gut­ted in a mas­sive blaze on July 25, but emer­gency ser­vices have only just been able to gain ac­cess to the badly-dam­aged struc­ture.

The man has not been for­mally iden­ti­fied, but fol­low­ing the fire po­lice said a Lithua­nian man who was be­lieved to be in the ho­tel at the time was miss­ing.

A po­lice spokesman said: “Po­lice can con­firm that the re­mains of a male have been re­cov­ered dur­ing the search at Bel­grave House Ho­tel, Aberys­t­wyth. The re­mains have not yet been iden­ti­fied.

“The fam­ily of the miss­ing Lithua­nian man have been in­formed of this de­vel­op­ment.

“H.M.Coroner has been up­dated and a Home Of­fice post mortem has been ar­ranged.

“The search of the scene con­tin­ues. Po­lice are in con­sul­ta­tion with the Crown Pros­e­cu­tion Service over this de­vel­op­ment.”

Fol­low­ing the huge blaze, a man has been charged with ar­son with in­tent to en­dan­ger life and re­manded in cus­tody.

Damion Harris, 30, of Llan­badarn, Aberys­t­wyth, is due to ap­pear be­fore Swansea Crown Court on Septem­ber 24. Nine adults and three chil­dren were res­cued from the fire, with five taken to hospi­tal as a pre­cau­tion.

Of­fi­cers man­aged to trace the miss­ing man’s next of kin af­ter work­ing along­side the Lithua­nian em­bassy.

Two neigh­bour­ing prop­er­ties also had to be evac­u­ated and were dam­aged, with the Red Cross pro­vid­ing sup­port to 33 peo­ple af­fected by the in­ci­dent.

● A body has now been found af­ter the fire at the Ty Bel­grave House ho­tel in Aberys­t­wyth in July

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