Policewoman dies in Anglesey fire

A North Wales Policewoman has died in a house fire along with her two young sons.

The bodies of 46 year old Detective Constable Heather Bickley, and the boys aged six and 10 were recovered from their home near Marian Glas on Anglesey following the blaze early this morning.

A force spokeswoman said: "The joint investigation between police officers and fire service personnel, supported by the forensic science service at the scene in Tyn-y-Gongl, is ongoing.

"We can confirm that the investigating team have located two further bodies within the severely fire-damaged house.

"Those bodies appear to be of an adult and a child.

"North Wales Police can confirm that the house belongs to a serving North ales Police officer and the 46-year-old woman who was one of two people unaccounted for is believed to be Detective Constable Heather Bickley.

"It is feared that the two children who died with her are her two sons aged 10 and six.

"Heather's husband John is being supported by friends and family and a police specialist family liaison officer.''

Detective Constable Heather Bickley had been working with children at the Public Protection Unit of North Wales Police.

Chief Superintendent Mark Jones has paid tribute:

"Heather was an integral part of a dedicated team responsible for safeguarding children - a role she pursued with passion.

"Our thoughts are with her husband John and her family at this sad and tragic time."

The cause of the blaze is being investigated.