Two women and a man have died following a fire at a property in Hemel Hempstead.

Hertfordshire Police said officers were called to Stuarts Close shortly after 12.30pm on Sunday.

Three people were pronounced dead at the scene.

A joint police and fire investigation has been launched.

Detective Inspector Iain MacPherson, from the Beds, Cambs and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the three people who have sadly died.

"Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service were already in attendance as there was a fire at the address.

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"Officers and paramedics attended but sadly two women and a man were pronounced dead at the scene.

"Detectives are investigating the circumstances and forensic officers and the fire investigation team are at the location as part of this."