Friday 15 November, 2019

'Mentally ill' man takes over house in Clarendon before dying in fire

The Spalding police have commenced investigations into the circumstances which led to the death of a man whose body was found inside a house after a fire and cooling down operations in Bloomwell district, Clarendon on Wednesday, February 13.

The deceased has been identified as 21-year-old Cilvinos Hannam, otherwise called ‘Eric’, of Bloomwell district.

Reports from the Spalding police are that about 3:00 p.m., Hannam, who is said to be of unsound mind, allegedly had a dispute with a neighbour and fled to another section of the community, where he attacked a woman and her children at their home.

The family members managed to escape, and Hannam reportedly locked himself inside the house.

Shortly after, the house was seen engulfed in flames.

Following cooling down operations, Hannam’s body was found among the rubble.

The scene was processed and his body removed to the morgue, pending a post-mortem examination.

The estimated property loss as a result of the fire has not yet been established.

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