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Friends pay tribute to woman, 31, who died after suffering severe burns inside home as three arrested

FRIENDS have paid tribute to a 31-year-old woman who died after suffering severe burns inside a home, as cops have arrested three people in connection to the murder.

Sarah Hussein, rushed from a home in Bury, Greater Manchester after suffering severe burns, shocked eyewitnesses said.

Cops have launched a murder investigation and said three men who had been arrested in connection to the incident have now been bailed.

Local residents poured buckets of water over Sarah to douse the flames and wrapped a wet duvet around her amid nightmarish scenes on Friday night.

Emergency services found her at around 7.30pm and she was rushed to hospital, but died a short time later.

Three men aged 34, 24 and 26 have been arrested in connection with the shocking death, who have now been bailed.

The community is mourning a tragic loss

Floral tributes have piled up at the scene and have also been posted on social media, with messages saying local residents are ‘praying for her’.

“The community is now mourning a tragic loss,” read one message.

Another at the scene said: "RIP angel, gone but never forgotten.

Bury Council leader Eamonn O’Brien added: “I am truly saddened to hear about the death of a woman in Bury who suffered severe burns.

“We send our heartfelt condolences to her friends and family.”

Shaista Farzeen, 33, who was one of the first who rushed to help, told Manchester Evening News: "We heard screaming and ran out.

"I couldn't leave her. I stayed with her. I didn't care how long it took. The time blurred.

"We were emptying water out of a bucket on her. The ambulance service was telling us to keep putting water on her.

"My aunty brought out a wet duvet and wrapped it around her. Eventually the fire went out.

"I didn't know her. I will never forget it."

A 19-year-old said: “It’s really not a bad area. This place is usually filled with kids.

We were emptying water out of a bucket on her. Eventually the fire went out

Shaista Farzeen, local resident

"Awful that they have to see this.” 

Greater Manchester Police aren't looking for anyone else in connection with it.

Cops and fire investigators are working to establish the circumstances around what happened.

Detective Chief Inspector Daniel Clegg from the Major Incidents Team, said: "This is a truly devastating incident, in which a woman has tragically lost her life.

"I would like to reassure the public that we believe this is an isolated incident, and there will be an increased emergency services presence in the area as we work to establish the full circumstances surrounding this death. 

“If you have any questions, feel free to talk to one of our officers who would be happy to share information.

"Although we have made arrests, our investigation is still in its early stages, and we're following a number of lines of inquiry."

Anyone with information was urged to contact police as soon as possible.

Police can be contacted on LiveChat or on their website, www.gmp.police.uk, or call 0161 856 7386 quoting log number 2802 of 23/07/21. 

The independent charity Crimestoppers can be called anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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