Police investigation continues into deaths of two men in Hellesdon industrial fire

Barry Joy, 56, and Daniel Timbers, 29. Photo: PA

Barry Joy, 56, and Daniel Timbers, 29. Photo: PA - Credit: PA

A police investigation into the deaths of two men at a Hellesdon industrial unit is ongoing, an inquest heard today.

Floral tributes to Daniel Timbers and Barry Joy at the Harford Attachments factory on Spar Road, Nor

Floral tributes to Daniel Timbers and Barry Joy at the Harford Attachments factory on Spar Road, Norwich, four days after their deaths. Picture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

Daniel Timbers, 29, of Dereham Road, Costessey, and Barry Joy, 56, of Spencer Street, Norwich, died after an explosion at Harford Attachments on the Vulcan Road Industrial Estate on July 13.

A pre-inquest review hearing at Norfolk Coroner's Court today heard that a police investigation was ongoing and that officers were working with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

At a previous hearing, senior coroner Jacqueline Lake said both men's medical cause of death was the effects of fire and inhalation of fumes of combustion pending further investigation.

Mr Timbers worked as a production operative and Mr Joy was a paint sprayer.

Detectives investigating the incident have previously told of how a build up of toxic fumes had ignited to create a 'fire ball effect'.

A further pre-inquest review hearing date has been set for April 19, 2016, before the date for a full inquest hearing is arranged.