Mary Fox murder probe: No ‘obvious evidence’ of bullying

Independent Television News
CORNWALL, England — Police have said they are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry in their hunt for the killers of a devoted mother of nine who died in a house fire started by a firework pushed through her letterbox.

Mary Fox, 59, was trapped in her bedroom after reportedly pushing her 17-year-old son Raum to safety through an upstairs window.

The remnants of a firework were found behind the front door of Mrs Fox’s house in Carpenter Court, Bodmin, in Cornwall. Full story.


Mary Fox death: Youths hunted over woman’s firework murder

By Steven Swinford
London Sunday Times
POLICE have opened a murder inquiry into the death of a mother of nine in a house fire that started when a firework was pushed through her letterbox.

Mary Fox, 59, died after helping her teenage son jump through an upstairs window to save him as flames engulfed the house in Bodmin, Cornwall. Neighbours said Raum Fox, 17, was being targeted by bullies.
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Cornwall bullying: Firework victim Mary Fox ‘devoted’ mom

BBC News
Mary Fox helped her 17-year-old son jump out of a window on the first floor

The family of a “devoted” mother-of-nine from Cornwall, who died in a house fire after a firework was put through the door, have paid tribute to her.

Mary Fox died in the fire in Wallace Road, Bodmin on Thursday night, after helping her 17-year-old son, Raum, jump out of a first floor window.
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Cornwall: mom-of-five died saving ‘bullied’ son in fire

By Richard Savill
BODMIN, Cornwall — Police are investigating a report that the blaze may have been caused by a firework which had been pushed through the letterbox.

Neighbours said Mary Fox, 59, was seen pushing her 17-year-old son Raum out of the first floor window of their three storey home in Bodmin, Cornwall, shortly after the fire started.

The teenager survived with minor injuries but his mother was trapped and died in the blaze.
Doreen Rowe, 59, said Mrs. Fox, a keen singer, was a “hero” for saving her son’s life.
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