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Man (25) arrested over fatal Portadown house fire remains in police custody

Alesia Nazarova

A 25-year-old man arrested following a house fire in Portadown which claimed the life a mother-of-one remains in police custody.

The man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon, hours after a blaze on Church Street which claimed the life of 37-year-old Alesia Nazarova.

Almost 72 hours on from the arrest, no charges have been levelled, however, police have confirmed that the 25-year-old remains in police custody at this stage.

Forensic officers have been combing the vicinity and areas around nearby River Bann for clues in recent days.

Meanwhile, a fundraising appeal to help pay for the costs of Ms Nazarova’s funeral has raised in excess of £8,000.

Not-for-profit organisation Giving Grace in Portadown have also been well supported in their appeal for items and monetary donations for Ms Nazarova’s 12-year-old daughter, Olivia, who was pulled from the fire. She was taken to Craigavon Area Hospital and is now under the care of her aunt.

You can continue to help by reaching out to Giving Grace on Facebook here. You can also send money directly to the charity using these details: Name: Giving Grace C.I.C; Account Number: 39729240; Sort Code: 608371.

You can also donate to the GoFundMe here.

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