A MAN who died in hospital following a house fire in Gateshead has been named.

Colin Moss, 53, of Redemarsh, Leam Lane, died in hospital yesterday (Wednesday, April 14) following fire in his house at 6.35pm on Tuesday.

The 45-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed pending further inquiries.

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Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101, ext 69191, quoting log number 1042 15/04/14, or Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111.