EMOTIONAL Tributes have been paid to a man who died after injuries sustained in a flat fire in Warndon.

The fire began at a property in Randwick Drive shortly before 5pm on Thursday, April 28.

Members of the community have been leaving their tributes to the man, who is being named as "Peter" by people on social media.

West Mercia Police have yet to formally confirm the identity of the man involved. 

Donna Martindale said: "So sad to hear this he was a lovely man. His wife must be so upset, my thoughts are with the family at this sad time."

Michelle Pawley said: "So so sad, a lovely man. Thoughts are with all his family at a very difficult time."

Denise George said: "This is so sad he used to come into work to do his shopping. Lovely chap."

Elliott Church said: "Rest in peace. I live in flats nearby and was startled by the news."

Amy Elizabeth Rowberry said: "Such a shame. RIP."

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A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "West Mercia Police attended a property in Worcester on Thursday 28 April following reports of a house fire.

"Officers can confirm that an 81-year-old man was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital to be treated for burns, but has now sadly died.

"Fire Investigators are investigating the cause of the fire, however, initial enquiries suggest it was accidental. Next of kin have been informed."

Three fire crews, two from Droitwich and one from Worcester, were alerted to the fire at 4.39pm on Thursday.

The crews extinguished the flames before handing the man over to a critical incident team and an air ambulance team.

A Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham arrived at around 5pm, landing on fields near Fairfield Day Nursery, before leaving at around 6.10pm.

Police also attended the incident, with three police cars present when a Worcester News reporter arrived at the scene.