Police confirm identity of body found inside Kard Bar

Brian Sandells.
Brian Sandells.

Police have confirmed the identity of the man whose body was found inside the Kard Bar, Newcastle, following a major fire earlier this week.

On Wednesday, police said that they had found a body in the property, which was destroyed by a huge blaze the day before. And today, they have confirmed that the body was that of 81-year-old Brian Sandells, who lived at the premises.

Detectives are continuing to work closely with Fire and Rescue officers at the scene of the fire and inquiries are ongoing.