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Portadown fire: Man (25) charged with murder of mother-of-one

Alesia Nazarova

A man has been charged with the murder following the death of a mother-of-one in a house fire in Portadown on Tuesday morning.

Detectives investigating the murder of 37-year-old Alesia Nazarova, who died at the scene of the blaze on Church Street, say they have charged a 25-year-old man with a number of offences, including murder.

He is also charged with the attempted murder of Ms Nazarova’s 12-year-old daughter Olivia. He faces further charges of arson with intent to endanger life and theft.

The accused is due to appear at Lisburn Magistrates’ Court on Saturday morning, March 25.

As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

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