Man killed in Ashburton fire named

A man who died in a fire near Ashburton on Friday has been named as Neil Donald Molloy.

The 56-year-old was found dead at the scene of the fire in a workshop with living quarters attached in Tinwald just after 6am.

He was understood to be an engineer and the building was his family-owned workshop.

The death had been referred to the coroner and enquiries into the cause of the fire were continuing, police said.

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