Tragedy in house: man is named

POLICE have confirmed the identity of a Scarborough man who died in a suspicious house fire.

Mark Pickard, 49, was discovered by police officers at a property in Oxford Street on Tuesday, March 22, after being alerted by fire crews.

An inquest into his death was opened and adjourned yesterday.

Detectives are still working to establish the circumstances surrounding his death and anyone with any information is urged to contact 0845 6060 247, quoting reference number 12110045800.