Police searching for human remains in B&M Bargains store after fire

POLICE are searching for human remains in a B&M Bargains store today after it was ravaged by fire.

Fifty firefighters had rushed to the retail park in a desperate attempt to control the flames – and are now treating the blaze as suspicious.

Police have since confirmed that “one line of inquiry” they pursuing is the possibility of human remains in the wrecked unit.

Authorities will now sift through the burnt-out building in Perth, Scotland.

The huge fire broke out at St Catherine’s Retail Park about 2.13am on Saturday morning.

And the flames also reached Pets at Home – forcing around 30 animals including rabbits, hamsters and fish to be evacuated from their cages and tanks.

The roof of the B&M shop collapsed as a result of the blaze.

The area was locked down and people were told to stay clear from the area.

Detective Inspector Jennifer Reid said earlier this week: “Our enquiries into this incident are at an early stage and we are working closely with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to establish the full circumstances.

“Around 30 animals have now been evacuated from Pets at Home and the majority of the Retail Park has now reopened.

I would urge anyone who has information to contact us and would like to thank the businesses at St Catherine’s for their support. “

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident 617 of 24 August.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.