POLICE have confirmed there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of two people found in a fire-damaged house.

Neighbours raised the alarm on Wednesday after noticing that the windows in the house in North Ormesby, Middlesrbough, were blackened and the residents had not been seen for a couple of days.

On Thursday afternoon a Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “Following a joint investigation with Cleveland Fire Brigade, a fire at an address on Beaumont Road in North Ormesby has been deemed as not suspicious.

The Northern Echo:

The scene on Beaumont Road, North Ormesby, where two people have been found dead inside a house

"Emergency services had been called to the property last night after they received a report of concern for welfare for two people living there and the smell of smoke.

“Police will now prepare a file for the Coroner in regards to the deaths of a man and woman, whose bodies were found inside the property.”

A fire crew broke into the property, where they found the two bodies.

The fire brigade said there had been a fire which started in the kitchen, but this had burnt out before crews arrived.

The neighbour who reported her concerns to police said she heard a smoke alarm going off three nights previous, but could not see anything when she looked out of her window.