A 28-year-old man has died following a fire at a house in Banbridge, Co Down.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested as part of what the PSNI says is an arson investigation.

Wayne McKnight, 28, was killed by the fire at a property in Larchwood Mews, Banbridge, Co Down, Northern Ireland, shortly after 6am.

This tragedy occurred at a semi-detached house in Larcfield Mews on the outskirts of Banbridge.

Fire engines from Banbridge, Dromore and Lurgan arrived at the scene at around 6am after a neighbour had raised the alarm.

The fire service discovered what they described as a very intense and well-developed fire.