Man who died in Wensley Avenue fire named


27 Jan 2020

We can now confirm that the man who sadly died in a fire at a property in Wensley Avenue, Hull, on Saturday is 47-year-old Garry Bolton.

We also believe the girl who passed away to be his 10-year-old daughter Paige, although she will not be formally identified until a post mortem examination has been completed.

Mr Bolton’s post mortem examination was held yesterday and our investigation into the circumstances continues today.

The investigation is still at a very early stage and we are not able to provide any further updates or details about the incident at this time.

Chief Superintendent Darren Downs said: “We are continuing to support the families of those involved at this very difficult time and our thoughts are with them.

“Investigations into this kind of incident are very complex and take time to complete.

“In the meantime I would ask that people avoid speculating about the circumstances and if you have any information you believe would assist our investigation, please get in touch on our non-emergency 101 line, quoting log number 127 of 25 January.”