Police name blaze victim

POLICE have named the woman who died in a blaze at Withington, near Church Leigh earlier this week.

She was Jean Williams whose clothes caught fire while attempting to light an open fire at her home in Withington Lane.

The 85 year old was pronounced dead at the scene. Her dog also died.

Firefighters from Cheadle and Longton tackled the blaze after being alerted to incident shortly after eight o’clock on Tuesday morning.