Great grandma dies escaping from arson attack on her home

A man was arrested on suspicion of murder after a great-grandmother died after trying to escape an arson attack on her home.

Peggy Wright, 83, suffered serious injuries after jumping out of a window to escape the fire in Birmingham on Sunday morning.

She was taken to the hospital but died later that day. The West Midlands Police have now started a homicide investigation.

A press secretary said: “A 52-year-old man who was also taken to hospital with burns is being treated and his condition is stable.

“A 46-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder was arrested following expert assessment under the Mental Health Act.

“Our inquiries continue and anyone with information can contact us via live chat at 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. or by calling 101 at any time. “

In a tribute, Ms. Wright’s family said: “Peggy has been a popular and respected member of their local community for many years.

“As a mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she was dedicated to her family, but always had time to show others empathy and understanding.

“Her loss after the sudden and devastating events of the weekend has left loved ones and many friends beyond grief in a state of confusion and created a void in their family that can never be filled.

“The family would like to sincerely thank you for the many good wishes and messages of support, but would like to respectfully ask for privacy in this sad and difficult time.”


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