Two women killed in house fire - as two men held on suspicion of murder

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after two women were killed in a house fire in Wolverhampton.

The women were in their early 20s, West Midlands Police say.

Officers said the two men arrested, aged 19 and 22, were understood to be known to the women.

In a statement, the force said they were called to a house in Dunstall Hill, Wolverhampton, before 2am this morning along with other emergency services.

The two women were found dead by firefighters inside the burning property.

Another woman, who is in a critical condition, and three other men were also taken to hospital.

West Midlands Fire Service said the four people managed to escape the "severe fire", which was extinguished shortly before 3am.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Officers remain in the area as enquiries continue.