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Man dies in Lincoln village flat fire

A man has died following a fire at a flat in the Branston village, south of Lincoln.

At around 10pm on March 14, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service and Lincolnshire Police attended the scene of a fire in Burland Court on the Hillside Estate in Branston.

A 65-year-old man was found dead in the flat and outside there was little sign of a fire at the premises.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious.

A post mortem was carried out on March 18 but officers are still awaiting the results to establish the cause of death and DNA tests to confirm the identity of the man.

However, officers believe it was the occupant of the flat; his family have been informed.