Family: ‘Thanks for the support’

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THE family of tragic house fire victim Patricia Wray have thanked the people of Pocklington for their support.

Husband Paul and their 21-year-old twin sons Anthony and David contacted the Post about the response they have had from locals, saying it has helped them at such a difficult time.

Paul said: “I would just like to say a big thank you for the support we have had from friends and neighbours.

“We have met people in the street we have known and we just want to thank them for their kind words.

“We are grateful for the help everybody has given us, it’s at times like this you realise how many people do care.”

Mr Wray, who was a 47-year-old housewife, died after the blaze broke out at their home on Edward Street at around 9.30pm on Monday, 27 December.

Fire crews from Pocklington rushed to the scene, but were unable to save Mrs Wray. She was the only person in the house at the time.

The fire is believed to have started in the living room and fire investigators are treating it as accidental. No further details have been released to determine how it was started.

Family and friends left flowers at the scene and paid tribute, saying she will be “sorely missed” and news of her death was “devastating”.

Her funeral is to be held at All Saints’ Church in Pocklington on Friday, 14 January at 1pm. Everyone is welcome and they are being asked to gather at the church at 12.30pm.