BREAKING NEWS: Elderly Lancing woman dies following house fire

AN 83-year-old woman has died after it is believed a lit cigarette set fire to her clothing on Monday (May 28).

The blaze happened in Hayley Road, when the pensioner is thought to have suffered 30 per cent burns.

She was rushed to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, but Sussex Police today (Friday, June 1) confirmed she had died on Wednesday (May 30).

A spokeswoman confirmed her death was not being treated as suspicious, and said the case was now being handled by the coroner.