Police confirm identity of body found inside Kard Bar

Brian Sandells.

Brian Sandells.

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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.