Officers from Staffordshire Police have made two arrests this afternoon following a house fire in Stafford on Tuesday. 

Following an update from investigators into the probable cause of the fire we have arrested a 24-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence. 

The arrests were made at around 1.30pm. The man and woman are in custody. 

This incident has had a huge impact on the community and Police understand there will be confusion and a demand for information. 

However, urge people not to speculate as to what may have happened and appeal for patience as the investigation continues. 

We will provide further updates as soon as we are able to.