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